Aggie Women's Defeats UTEP 80-75 In Overtime Report
A late three by Erica Sanchez in regulation and perfect free throw shooting by Camila Rosen and Tabytha Wampler in overtime helped lead the Aggies to their fourth victory in a row over I-10 rival UTEP. Madison Spence led the Aggies with 18 points, six rebounds, seven assists and six steals in 38 minutes.

Erica Sanchez hit a three pointer with nine seconds left in regulation as the Aggies erased a nine-point deficit in the final two and a half minutes.

In overtime the Aggies took the first lead on a layup by Camila Rosen. After UTEP answered with a three pointer on the next possession, the Aggies would get a layup from Tabytha Wampler to go back in front 74-73. Green would answer with a layup to put UTEP back up by one 75-74 but Rosen would give the Aggies the lead back on a jumper with 1:16 left to play. The Miners would miss two shots and the Aggies would get the ball back with 17 seconds left. The Miners would foul Camila Rosen who calmly hit both free throws to give the Aggies a 78-75 lead. Green would miss a three point attempt and the Aggies would grab the rebound. UTEP would foul Tabytha Wampler with 1.4 seconds left and Wampler would hit both free throws to seal the game for the Aggies as they'd go on to win 80-75. Click here to read more.

Giddens Sets Kills Record; Aggie Swept By Utah State Report
The Aggies bid farewell to their seniors on Wednesday night and Kayleigh Giddens recorded 14 kills to become the Aggies' all-time single season kills leader with 513 kills but the Aggies were swept by Utah State 3-0 losing 25-21, 19-25 and 20-25 to fall to 18-12 and 12-4 in WAC play as they head to Las Vegas, NV for the WAC Tournament.

Fellow senior Whitney Woods finished with nine kills and seven digs in her final home match. The Aggies hit just .040 in the match committing 31 errors and were blocked 15 times.

Liz McArthur finished with 10 kills and 12 digs while Shantell Durrant finished with 10 kills and eight block assists and hit .444 in the match.

The Aggies head to Las Vegas for the WAC Tournament where they have a bye into the semifinal round where they will face the winner of the 3 vs. 6 seed match on Monday night. Click here to read more.

New Mexico Independent shuts down

From NM - by Heath Haussamen - The entire staff of The New Mexico Independent was laid off today and the site is largely shutting down because of a lack of funding. The organization plans to hire one freelance blogger from New Mexico to keep a minimal amount of content on the site, which will also stay online to preserve its archives, the president of The American Independent News Network, which publishes The Independent, said in an interview. But a news website that has had a massive impact on the Roundhouse in recent years is effectively done with that work – at least for now. “I’m devastated, and I am tremendously proud of my team and everything that we accomplished over the past 2.5 years,” Gwyneth Doland, The Independent’s editor, said in an interview. “We really changed the media landscape, and that will have a lasting effect in New Mexico even if the site ceases to exist.” David Bennahum, the president and CEO of The American Independent News Network, said the site’s annual funding from New Mexico-specific donors had declined from $187,000 in 2008 to $32,500 this year. “I just think those two numbers tell the story,” he said. “We can’t afford to cover that difference because our own national fundraising has been hit like everyone else in the world. It’s with a really heavy heart that we had to make this decision.” Read more