Aggie Baseball Routs Chicago State In WAC Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Aggies burst into WAC play with an offensive explosion against Chicago State, winning 17-5 in seven innings. The 17 runs ties a season high set on Feb. 20 against Towson, in which the Aggies won 17-3. The 19 hits set a new season high surpassing the 17 hits in the same game against Towson.

Chicago State started the game swinging a hot bat, as they jumped on the scoreboard early with a two-run blast to right center in the top half of the first.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Falls To Arizona State 74-52 In First Round Of NCAA Tournament

Arizona State defeated New Mexico State 74-52 in the first round of the 2016 Division I Women's Basketball Championship in Tempe, Arizona.

Posted by on Friday, March 18, 2016

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TEMPE, AZ - Another historic season came to an end on Friday afternoon for the New Mexico State women’s basketball team, as the 15th-seeded Aggies fell to No. 2-seed Arizona State, 74-52, at Wells Fargo Arena in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament.

“Proud of the kids,” head coach Mark Trakh said in his postgame post-conference opening statement. “Arizona State, my hat's off to them. They are really good. I hope they go to the Final Four. Love their coach, love their style of play. They are aggressive. They are tough. They work hard on the boards. No, I'm really impressed with the way they played, especially in the first half. I was proud that the kids didn't pack it in at halftime”

Arizona State (26-6) came as advertised in the opening minutes of the game as the Sun Devils jumped out to a 14-5 lead at the 4:49 media timeout, turning NM State (26-5) over four times for seven points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

2016 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship :: NM State Press Conference Quotes


COACH TRAKH: Needless to say we are very excited and happy to be a part of March Madness. I felt we had a very successful season. We tied the school record for most wins in a season, tied the school record for most wins in a row. First time we've been in a tournament back-to-back since the late 80s. This is the first time we've won a tournament, our conference tournament, back-to-back since the late 80s, regular season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

2016 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship :: Arizona State Press Conference Quotes


COACH TURNER THORNE: Well, I can speak for our whole team and coaching staff. We're ready to play.

We've had a bit of a break here. It's been about almost two weeks since our last game, so we're excited to have an opponent. I think our region is just absolutely loaded.

Three amazing teams coming to Tempe: Obviously New Mexico State, 26-game winner, Wisconsin, Green Bay, Tennessee. So very, very excited for some fantastic basketball in Tempe, and I know just speaking for us, we're excited to play again.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Falls To UCF, 2-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ORLANDO, FL - The NM State softball team concluded an eight-game road swing on Wednesday as they dropped a 2-1 decision to UCF in the final game of the UCF Spring Fling at the UCF Softball Complex.

The Aggies (20-13) scored one run and amassed one RBI on eight hits. They left nine runners on base. Amy Bergeson went 2-for-3 and scored one run. Karysta Donisthorpe pitched 5.1 innings and had three strikeouts in 22 batters faced.

UCF (21-10) scored two runs and had two RBIs on five hits. Shelby Turnier pitched 4.0 innings and allowed one run on four hits in 19 batters faced.

After six scoreless innings, the Aggies broke through in the top of the seventh inning and took the lead. Bergeson hit a bunt single and advanced to second as Rodriguez grounded out. Kelsey Horton then hit a single to right field to score Bergeson as the Aggies took a 1-0 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls To Arizona 11-8

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team fell to Arizona 11-8 on Tuesday at Hi Corbett Field. The lone bright spot was Daniel Johnson, who went four-for-five at the plate with two RBI and was just a double shy of the cycle.

The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead, scoring four runs in the first inning. The first run came on a single to center, scoring a run from third. The other three runs came on a three-run blast to left center, Bobby Dalbec’s first homer of the game. The Wildcats added three more runs over the next two innings.

Down 7-0 in the fifth, the Aggies showed some life, with L.J. Hatch earning a four pitch walk. Daniel Johnson singled up the middle, moving Hatch to second. Dan Hetzel doubled to left center, clearing the bases and scoring Hatch and Johnson. Austin Botello singled to right to score Hetzel. The Aggies cut the lead to 7-3.  Continue Reading This Post >>

New Mexico State End Season With 58-56 Loss At Saint Mary's In First Round Of NIT

After suffering a heartbreaking loss at the buzzer against Bakersfield in the WAC Tournament final, the Aggies fell against in devastating fashion at Saint Mary's in the first round of the 2016 NIT. Trailing by as many as 13 point in the second half, the Aggies held Saint Mary's without a field goal over the final 4:24 while outscoring the Gaels 10-0 to forge a 56-56 tie with just two seconds remaining after a Tanveer Bhullar layup.

On the ensuing inbounds, Braxton Huggins was called for a foul putting Saint Mary's guard Joe Rohan on the free throw line for a one-and-one. Rohan would hit both and Ian Baker's three-quarter court heave as time expired hit the backboard.

Trailing by four points, the Aggies forced five Saint Mary's turnovers in the final 2:12 and eventually tied the game on Bhullar's layup. The Aggies also saw several shows rim in and out including an Ian Baker lay-in with 33 seconds left that would have also tied the game.

Pascal Siakam recorded his 27th double-double of the season finishing with 19 points and 14 rebounds while Evansville's Egidijus Mockevicius for the most double-doubles in NCAA Division I this season.

The Aggies finish the season with a 23-11 record.

Aggie Softball Falls To Purdue, Central Florida

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ORLANDO, FL - The NM State softball team fell 3-0 to Purdue and dropped a 3-0 decision to UCF on Tuesday in their first day of the UCF Spring Fling at the UCF Softball Complex.

Game One

The Aggies (20-12) had five hits and left six runners on base against Purdue. Emma Adams went 2-for-3. Karysta Donisthorpe pitched 6.1 innings and had six strikeouts in 24 batters faced.

Purdue (14-10) scored three runs and had three RBIs on three hits. Lilly Fecho pitched 7.0 innings and allowed five hits in 27 batters faced.

After two scoreless inning, Purdue took the lead in the top of the third inning. Heather Knight was walked and advanced to second on a ground out. Knight scored as Kristen Hoppman hit a double to right center to give Purdue a 1-0 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Fiana Finau Named NFCA/Louisville Slugger Player Of The Week

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LOUISVILLE, KY - After leading the Aggies to a 4-2 record and being selected as the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week, NM State softball’s Fiana Finau has been named the Louisville Slugger NFCA Player of the Week, announced the association Tuesday. Finau is the first Aggie in program history to earn this honor.

“Fiana did a great job last week,” said head coach Kathy Rodolph. “She is a top-tier hitter and we are very proud that she has been acknowledged by the NFCA.”

Finau went 11-for-19 and scored five runs in the last six games. She racked up three doubles and three home runs, which included a game-winning two-RBI home run against Maine on Sunday. Finau posted a 1.211 slugging percentage and a .600 on-base percentage as she racked up at least one hit in five of six games. She had four multi-hit games over the week.  Continue Reading This Post >>

New Mexico State Women's Basketball Draws 2-Seed Arizona State In NCAA Tournament

The WAC regular season and tournament champion New Mexico State women's basketball team learned its opponent on Selection Monday. The 15-seeded Aggies will stay close to home as they travel to Tempe, Ariz. to take on 2-seed Arizona State at the Wells Fargo Arena.

The Sun Devils were regular season co-champions in the Pac-12 and lost to Cal 75-64 in the Pac-12 tournament's first round. The Sun Devils are 25-6 overall and 13-2 at home this season. They're led by 6-1 junior forward Sophie Brunner who is averaging 10.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game this season. She is the only Sun Devil averaging double figures in scoring, however, ASU boasts four other players averaging at least 7.9 points per game.

The game will follow the 7 vs. 10 matchup between Tennessee and UW Green Bay which is scheduled for a 3:30 P.M. start. Tip off time for the Aggies' game is scheduled for 5:30 P.M. MDT and the game will air on ESPN2.

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