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New Mexico St.1115141757
Stats at a GlanceNMSUETSU
FG Percentage.345 (20-58) .463 (19-41)
3P FG Percentage.063 (1-16) .400 (4-10)
FT Percentage.696 (16-23) .611 (11-18)
Offensive Rebounds163
Defensive Rebounds2024
Total Rebounds3627
Bench Points190
PointsInoussa - 9
Davis - 16
ReboundsPeterson - 8
Davis - 10
AssistsKaiser - 3
Folley - 3
StealsDonaldson - 3
McDaniel - 2
BlocksMcDaniel - 1
Bucs edged in WBI semifinal by New Mexico State
Bucs edged in WBI semifinal by New Mexico State
Saturday, March 18, 2023

ETSU women’s basketball to finish season on Sunday at 5 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 18, 2023) – ETSU saw its run at a Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) championship slip in the final moments of a tightly-contested game inside the Clive M. Beck Center in Lexington, Ky., as the Bucs fell 57-53 against New Mexico State in the semifinal round.

With the loss, ETSU (24-10) will finish their magical season in the third-place game set for tomorrow at 5 p.m. against the loser of Cal Baptist (20-13) and Georgia Southern (21-8) later tonight. Meanwhile, New Mexico State (18-16) will play the winner of that game for the title at 7:30 p.m.

In a game that saw 12 lead changes, New Mexico State had a six-point lead heading into the final 30 seconds. A pass outside from Nevaeh Brown (Charlotte, N.C.) to Courtney Moore (Gainesville, Fla.) in the corner pulled the Bucs back within three at 54-51.

After NMSU made two free throws at the other end, Brown sank a quick layup with 14 seconds to go to make it 56-53. On the inbound right after that, Brown stole it away and the Bucs regained possession with momentum on their side. Unfortunately for the Blue & Gold, a crucial shot fell off the mark and the Aggies were able to ice the game.

In the effort, sophomore Jakhyia Davis (Knoxville, Tenn.) had her third double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds — both team-highs. Moore and Jiselle Thomas (Norwalk, Ohio) each added 12 points on the day.

The Bucs were more efficient on the day, shooting 19-41 for a respectable field goal clip of 46 percent. Meanwhile, the Aggies took advantage of more opportunities from the field and at the line with 20-58 shooting (34 percent) and a 16-23 showing at the charity stripe.

ETSU — who set a new single-season school record yesterday with a win over FIU — will look to add one more to that total tomorrow at 5 p.m. The opponent will be decided in the 7:30 p.m. game between CBU and Georgia Southern.



Round 1 – Friday, March 17

ETSU 81, FIU 56

New Mexico State 51, UIC 41

Cal Baptist 96, North Dakota 79

Georgia Southern 69, NIU 58


Round 2 – Saturday, March 18

FIU 68, UIC 65 — Consolation

New Mexico State 57, ETSU 53 — Winner’s Bracket

North Dakota 102, NIU 99 (OT) — Consolation

Cal Baptist vs. Georgia Southern — 7:30 p.m. — Winners Bracket


Round 3 — Sunday, March 19

UIC vs. NIU — 12:00 p.m.                   7th place game

UND vs. FIU — 2:30 p.m.                    Consolation Final

ETSU vs. CBU/GS — 5:00 p.m.            3rd place game

NMSU vs. CBU/GS — 7:30 p.m.          Championship Game


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