INDIANAPOLIS - After winning the 2019 WAC Tournament for the fourth time in five years, the NM State women's basketball team earned a 14-seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament and will travel to Ames, Iowa to take on host Iowa State on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
The Aggies (26-6) enter the tournament on a 17-game win streak, having survived Kansas City in overtime and UT Rio Grande Valley in double-overtime to win the WAC Tournament.
NM State is led by 19.1 points per game and 11.1 rebounds per game from senior guard Brooke Salas, who was named both WAC Player of the Year and WAC Defensive Player of the Year and earned all-tournament honors. Gia Pack, the 2019 WAC Tournament MVP, averages 17.0 points per game with 6.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
Iowa State (25-8) earned a spot in the big dance after making it to the Big 12 Championship game before falling to Baylor, 67-49. The Cyclones are led by 21.4 points per game from 6-1 senior guard Bridget Carleton. Kristin Scott averages 13.0 points per game and Ashley Joens adds 11.7 points per game.
Six-seed DePaul (26-7) will take the court against 11-seed Missouri State (23-9) before the Aggies meet up with the Cyclones with the two winners advancing to play on Monday.