NMSU Women's Basketball to Host Two Crucial WAC Contests

Las Cruces, NM - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team begins a two-game home stand welcoming Utah Valley on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. MT to the Pan American Center. Later in the week, the Aggies host the Redhawks of Seattle U at 1 p.m. on Feb. 18.



If you can’t make it to the Pan Am for this week’s contest, you can watch the games with Adam Young on the call and Patrick Knapp Serving as the analyst.


Thursday’s contest can be watched live on Altitude 2, FOX Sports Arizona PLUS, FOX Sports Oklahoma, FOX Sports Southwest and FOX College Sports Pacific. The game is also set to be replayed on FOX Sports Arizona at 4 p.m. MT on Feb. 16.


The battle between the Aggies and Redhawks on Sunday can be caught on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX College Sports Pacific. This contest can also be viewed on FOX Sports Arizona at 1:00 a.m. MT on Feb. 19.


Each game can also be streamed live on ESPN3.



Fans can also follow along with live stats of each contest that can be found on [nmstate.statbroadcast.com]StatBroadcast.



To stay connected with the women’s basketball team and catch all of the up-to-date information and breaking news, follow the Aggies on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, @NMStateWBB.



Thursday’s game between NM State and Seattle U is the Aggies Play4Kay Pink Out Breast Cancer Awareness night. Fans are encouraged to wear pink and come support the Aggies as they take on the Redhawks.



The New Mexico State women's basketball program is hosting a kid's clinic on February 18th before the team's match up with conference foe, Seattle U. Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. and the clinic starts at 11:00.

Participants have the opportunity to learn from the New Mexico State coaching staff and selected players and stay after for the Aggies game versus conference opponent Seattle U, which begins directly after the clinic concludes. Attendees are also going to join the women's basketball team on the court as the NM State starting lineup is announced. 
Children ages 12 and under, between elementary and middle school, can register. If interested, a registration form for the clinic can be found here: NM State Women's Basketball Kid's Clinic.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call DJ Downs, Assistant A.D. of Marketing & Promotions, at 575-646-5348 or send an e-mail to ddowns@nmsu.edu



Utah Valley enters the Pan Am on Thursday with an overall record of 10-14 and a 4-5 mark in WAC play. The Wolverines found their way back into the win column with a 68-65 win over UMKC on Saturday, to end a four-game skid and sweep the season series against the ‘Roos. UVU finished with four double-figure scorers led by 14 points apiece from senior guards Taylor Christensen and Mariah Seals in that contest.


Christensen and Seals form the second highest scoring backcourt duo in the WAC with a com­bined 29.0 points per game. The senior backcourt has averaged 30 points in their last six outings together.


Coming into this week’s contests, the Wolverines boast the league’s top-ranked scoring offense and passing team in league play. Against conference foes, UVU is averaging a WAC-best 67.9 points per game and 15.3 assists per game.



Prior to this weekend’s contest the Redhawks sit at 13-11 overall with a 7-2 record in the conference. Seattle U is currently riding a three-game winning streak, most recently taking down Chicago State at home 72-60.


Three Redhawks players have averaged double-digit scoring to this point in the season. Alexis Montgomery leads the way with 20.3 points per night and has started in all 24 games for the team. Jacinta Beckley and Kamira Sanders have averaged 13.7 and 11.7 points, respectively.


Seattle U took down NM State on the road back on Jan. 18, 69-59. The Aggies still hold the all-time series record 8-5 over the Redhawks.



The Aggies recently wrapped up a pair of WAC games on the road. On Thursday, Feb. 8, the New Mexico State women's basketball team took on CSU Bakersfield in a battle of No. 1 versus No. 2 in Western Athletic Conference play. Despite leading late into the third quarter, the Aggies gave up a pair of early runs in the fourth and fell to the Roadrunners 62-52.


Scoring for NM State was led by Monique Mills with 12, followed by Tonishia Childress, Zaire Williams and Brooke Salas who each added eight.


Then on Saturday, Feb. 10, NM State closed out a three-game road swing in Phoenix, Ariz. against Western Athletic Conference foe Grand Canyon at GCU Arena. A tough game shooting plagued the Aggies and they fell to the Lopes, 50-34.


Salas led the scoring for NM State with 15 points, her 21st double-digit performance of the season. Pack followed with eight points and a team-high 10 rebounds. The Aggies found an advantage in the paint outscoring the Lopes, 16-12, but saw the deficit build off turnovers in which the team was outscored 13-2.



Following the games against Utah Valley and Seattle U, New Mexico State heads to the Midwest to take on Chicago State on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. MT. NM State then remains on the road to battle UMKC at noon on Feb. 24.

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