The New Mexico State Aggies will visit the Seattle Redhawks for a Western Athletic Conference clash on Thursday.
The game is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET. While it won’t be broadcast nationally on television anywhere in the US, you can still watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone or streaming device via ESPN+, the new digital streaming service from ESPN (no cable required) that has exclusive coverage to dozens of college basketball games–and several other sports–every week.
You can sign up for a free seven-day trial of ESPN+ right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One or other compatible streaming device via the ESPN app.
If you can’t watch live, all games — including New Mexico State vs Seattle — that are streamed on ESPN+ are also available to be watched afterwards on-demand via ESPN.com or the ESPN app.
New Mexico State vs Seattle Preview
The Aggies (13-4) dropped their first game of WAC play, then responded with a pair of thrilling conference victories at home.
On January 10, sophomore Johnny McCants hit a half-court shot as the final buzzer sounded to down Grand Canyon 77-75.
“When I shot it, I knew it was going in the way I released it,” McCants said, according to The Round Up. “It felt good.”
The forward added: “After the shot went in, it was like fireworks exploded. The whole crowd, the whole team — I don’t know what happened, I got tackled out of nowhere. At the end, I was just lucky and fortunate that the shot felt good off the release and went in. It’s an amazing experience.”
McCants came off the bench to score 17 points, grab five boards, and block two shots.
On Saturday, NMSU erased a 12-point deficit to defeat CSU Bakersfield 73-62.
“We just couldn’t get enough stops in the first half to really push the basketball,” Aggies head coach Chris Jans said, according to The Round Up. “Our goal was to try to push it for 40 minutes — use our depth and get up and down the floor. That’s something we’ve been trying to do more since the Christmas break; get some easier baskets before the grind of the half court comes.”
Once again, a reserve came to NMSU’s rescue: Junior guard Terrell Brown came off the bench to lead the team with 19 points; 16 of them came in the second half.
The Redhawks got off to a 12-3 start this season, but they’ve opened WAC play with three consecutive losses. Seattle U appeared to be on their way to snapping Utah Valley’s 20-game home winning streak on Saturday, taking a 34-14 lead in the first half.
But the Wolverines cut the lead to 50-37 at halftime, then scored the first nine points and 14 of the first 16 points of the second half. The Redhawks hit just one field goal in the last 10 minutes of play to fall 88-78.
“The first half was maybe our best 20 minutes of basketball this season,” Redhawks head coach Jim Hayford said, according to The Seattle Times.
He added: “But we fouled too much in the second half and they are a great free-throw shooting team.
“We also turned it over 10 times in the second half and that led defense to offense. Where we need to grow as a team is when we don’t have offensive success, we can’t let it affect our defensive success.”
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