SUU Women’s Basketball to Face New Mexico State in WAC Quarter Finals
Results from the opening day of play at the Western Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament are in and Southern Utah's Women's team has its opponent in the quarter-final round.
As the #2 seed in the tournament, SUU drew a first-round bye, awaiting the result of Monday's game between New Mexico State and the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. The Aggies topped the Vaqueros 65-49 to advance to play the Thunderbirds.
SUU claimed the regular season WAC Championship, but the WAC Resume Seeding placed Stephen F Austin ahead of the T-Birds as the #1 tournament seed. Here are the complete results and quarter-final match ups for continued play in Las Vegas.
#9 Sam Houston 82 - #8 Abilene Christian 81. The Bear Cats advance to play #1 Stephen F Austin.
#5 Utah Tech 72 - #12 Utah Valley 68. The Trailblazers advance to play #4 California Baptist.
#7 New Mexico State 65 - #10 UTRGV 49. The Aggies advance to play #2 Southern Utah.
#11 Seattle U 80 - #6 UT-Arlington 78. The Redbirds advance to play #3 Grand Canyon.
The first round of play in the Men's tournament gets underway today. Among the games to watch, #6 Stephen F Austin takes on #11 Utah Tech to advance to play Southern Utah on Thursday.
Monday (women's) and Tuesday's (men's) games are being played at the Michelob ULTRA Arena; beginning Wednesday, all games for the rest of the tournament will be played at the Orleans Arena.
The Southern Utah women's game versus New Mexico State is set for Wednesday, 6p (PST); 7p (MST) at the Orleans Arena. The game will be video streamed on the ESPN+ subscription service.