New Mexico State’s men’s basketball team was swept on a Western Athletic Conference road trip in Utah this weekend.
The Aggies lost 89-76 at Utah Tech on Saturday to drop to 0-8 in WAC play while Utah Tech improved to 2-5 in the WAC and snapped a five-game losing streak.
New Mexico State is 0-8 in conference play for the first time since the 1954-55 season under Presley Askew when the Aggies started 0-9 in the Border Conference, and it’s the first eight-game conference losing streak since 2004-05 when the Aggies lost 10 straight in the Sun Belt.
The last place Aggies play at 7-1 Utah Valley on Saturday.
The Aggies lost two games this weekend by an average of 24 points per game after losing 111-76 at Southern Utah on Thursday.
“Early in conference and the year, the attention to detail was better,” Aggies coach Greg Heiar said. “I don’t know if losing has something to do with that. The offensive end is dicating how we defend and effort level. The lack of consistency for attention to detail is disapointing”
Anthony Roy came off the bench to lead the Aggies with 20 points, but the Aggies allowed Utah Tech to shoot 52 percent from the field and hit 11 of 25 from 3-point range after allowing Southern Utah to knock down 20 made 3s on Thurday.
Aggies women win road game at Seattle
The NM State women’s basketball team beat Seattle 58-50 on Saturday on the road to improve to 5-3 in the WAC and Seattle dropped to 1-6 in conference play.
The Aggies led most of the game, but Seattle crept to within four in the fourth quarter.
Molly Kaiser was the difference down the stretch for NM State, scoring 11 of a game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter.
The Aggies host 4-3 Abilene Christian on Thursday at 6 p.m.