Written by: Jason Groves/Sun-News Reporter
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - This season has been no surprise for New Mexico State University women's basketball coach Darin Spence.
With a home victory tonight against Western Athletic Conference rival Hawaii, the Aggies will secure their first winning record since the 2002-03 season.
In order to do so, the Aggies (14-5, 4-2 WAC) will have to avoid a mini-slump after losing two of their last three on the road, most recently, an 83-76 overtime loss at Nevada. The Aggies led most of the way and by as many as 14 in the first half.
"We competed, but we didn't do enough to win," Spence said. "In the second half, we kept going inside, but we weren't getting to the free-throw line like we were in the first half. Once they knew were weren't getting fouled, they could start pressuring our guards more."
Not only are the wins evidence of an improved program, but Spence points to the losses.
"We are in every game," he said. Continue Reading This Post >>