New Mexico State takes on Texas-Arlington in the championship of the WAC Tournament at Orleans Arena on Saturday. Tipoff is at 11 p.m. ET and you can see it on ESPN U. The Aggies defeated the Mavericks 69-66 on Mar. 9 and are 1-1 against them over the past four years. New Mexico State will be looking to extend its four-game win streak.
In a 74-65 win over Texas State on Mar. 15, Sim Bhullar put up 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Aggies. He is averaging 10.1 points per game while also contributing a team-high 2.3 blocks per game. For the Mavericks, Karol Gruszecki finished with 19 points and five rebounds in the 69-53 win over Texas-San Antonio on Mar. 15. He is averaging 8.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.
StatSmack! New Mexico State is better than Texas-Arlington
Boom! New Mexico State defeated Texas-Arlington by 3 points the last time they played (Mar 09, 2013).
New Mexico State has a better record at home than Texas-Arlington this season (15-1 vs. 7-7).
New Mexico State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on New Mexico State is 213 lbs compared to 204 lbs for Texas-Arlington.
New Mexico State has more wins over the last 5 years than Texas-Arlington (123 vs. 107).