LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Sept. 19) - New Mexico State women's basketball fans may order tickets for the upcoming 2012-13 season beginning at noon on Thursday, Sept. 20.
Second-year Aggie head coach Mark Trakh, his staff and players are excited to see all of their fans return to the Pan American Center to support the team this season. Those interested in buying season tickets can purchase them by either calling the NM State Athletic Ticket Office at (575)-646-1420 or by clicking NMStateSports.com. Fans may also visit the Pan American Center ticket office in person.
This year, general admission tickets are $49 for adults 13 and up. Senior citizens, military personnel, staff and faculty can purchase season tickets for $44. Single-game tickets are at $6 for general admission and $4 for a group of 20 or more. Children 12 and under will receive free admission all year long at women's basketball games.
NM State is set to host 16 regular-season games at the Pan American Center for the third straight season - matching the third-most amount of home contests in the program record books. It marks the 14th season that the Crimson and White play host to 15 or more opponents in the regular season. In those previous 13 seasons, NM State averaged 18 wins per year.
The Aggies' upcoming non-conference ledger consists of seven home match-ups. Loyola Marymount invades the Mesilla Valley for the home opener on Nov. 12.
Rivals UTEP and New Mexico are also on the Aggie docket for a pair of home-and-home contests. NM State hosts the Miners on Dec. 5 fresh off of UTEP's NCAA tournament appearance last season. The Aggies close the Rio Grande Rivalry against the Lobos on Dec. 18 at the Pan American Center.
New Mexico State will look for its fifth Aggie Hotel Encanto Thanksgiving Classic title in six seasons Nov. 23-24. Joining the Aggies in the two-day holiday tourney is 2012 Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) selection Drake along with UC Irvine and George Mason. NM State and GMU will battle in game two of the tourney Nov. 23.
The Crimson and White hosts UMKC before the holiday break Dec. 21. Non-conference foe CSU Bakersfield visits Las Cruces on Feb. 23 in the middle of the conference schedule.
Beginning Dec. 29 the Aggies will entertain nine WAC opponents at home. A pair of conference foes, Utah State and Seattle, advanced to the postseason a year ago.
On Friday Nov. 2, the Aggies will host Fort Lewis for an exhibition contest in preparation for the season opener against LMU 10 days later.
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