|UTEP||J Washburn 11.7||J Bohannon 6.0||J Streeter 5.0|
|New Mexico State||D Mullings 13.9||B Sy 7.2||T Watson 2.9|
New Mexico State hosts Texas-El Paso at Pan American Center on Saturday. It gets started at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch it on AggieVision or ESPN3.com. The Aggies lost to the Miners 55-54 on Nov. 28 and are 3-6 against them over the last four years.
In their last matchup on Feb. 16, Remi Barry put up 15 points for the Aggies in a loss to Utah State, 73-69. While contributing 2.1 rebounds per game, he also scores 3.8 points per game. For the Miners, McKenzie Moore finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the 45-39 loss to Southern Miss on Feb. 20. He is averaging 9.6 points per game and leads the team in steals with 1.4 per game.
There is a single key statistical area where New Mexico State can exploit Texas-El Paso, rebounding, where the Aggies have an edge over the Miners, 38 per game to 31 per game.
Texas-El Paso StatSmack
- It's only wins and losses, but New Mexico State has a better overall record than Texas-El Paso this season (18-9 vs. 14-11).
- Since 1998, New Mexico State has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Texas-El Paso (one vs. zero).
- Daniel Mullings is ranked 27th nationally in steals.
- The top-ranking players between the two conferences for free throws made, steals, and blocks are in the WAC.
- The worst team in the WAC has a higher RPI than the worst team in C-USA (No. 285 vs. No. 308).
- New Mexico State has a better record on the road than Texas-El Paso this season (6-7 vs. 2-6).
- New Mexico State has come back to win after being down at half against Texas-El Paso three times since 1996.
- Even computers respect New Mexico State more. New Mexico State has a better RPI this season than Texas-El Paso (RPI: No. 77 vs. No. 90).
- The New Mexico State steals leader (Daniel Mullings, 58 steals) has more steals than the Texas-El Paso steals leader (Julian Washburn, 26 steals).
- The New Mexico State rebounding leader (Bandja Sy, 197 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Texas-El Paso rebounding leader (John Bohannon, 139 rebounds).
- The WAC has 3 teams - Seattle (40.6), Texas-Arlington (39.5), and Louisiana Tech (39.3) - that secure more rebounds per game than C-USA leader, Houston (38.9).
|C-||Terrel de Rouen||20||6||2||2||0||0||1|