• BlueGoldAg
    The Aggies close out the season on the road this afternoon at 4 pm in Riverside. They have already won the Big West Championship and have secured the #1 seed for the Big West Tournament next week. However, this game is important in that every win the Aggies can ring up between now and the WNIT or the Big Dance will influence how they get seeded by the selection committees.

    This game, like the game Thursday against Fullerton, are potential trap games for the Aggies and they struggled against the last place Titans before finally coming from behind in the 4th quarter to secure win #24. It's not easy to be emotionally prepared to play on the road in a small, empty gym after having wrapped up the Big West title at home on senior day the previous week in front of a big, home crowd. More will be at stake next week in the Big West Tournament where the winner will go to the NCAA Tournament but the Ags will want to enter that tournament on a winning note so they need to take care of business today.

    Live online stream from Big West TV at 4 pm: http://www.bigwest.org/tv/

    Go Ags!
  • BlueGoldAg
    The Highlanders come out hot and lead the Ags 26-22 after the 1st quarter.
  • BlueGoldAg
    The Ags fall further behind...43-34 Riverside at the half. The Aggies look sluggish and their defense has not been good. Riverside has lost 3 straight but they are clearly outplaying the Aggies so far.
  • BlueGoldAg
    The sluggish play continues for the Aggies and now they have dug themselves a big hole. Riverside leads 58-47 after 3 quarters.
  • BlueGoldAg
    The Ags fall 76-62. They're still the Big West champs but this is not the way Jen Gross wanted to see her team play today. This was no fluke by Riverside; they outplayed the Aggies on both ends of the floor and particularly on defense.

    You could see this loss coming. The Ags have been coming from behind too often lately and today it caught up with them. These last two road games were perfect set ups for trap games for the Aggies and this was a solid beating from a team that was tied for next to last in the Big West. The Ags trailed most of the game last night against Fullerton too and they are the last place team in the Big West. If it were not for Morgan Bertsch's tremendous 34 point performance last night, the Ags would have lost to the Titans as well.

    The 24-5 record speaks for itself but it can also be a bit deceiving because the Aggies have not been playing their best basketball for a few games now and this is when you want your team to be peaking. Hopefully, this will be a wake-up call but it could also be a confidence shaker. It well be interesting to see how this loss affects the Ags in the Big West Tournament next week. Several of the other Big West teams have been playing much better basketball than they were earlier in the season so the tournament is far from a sure thing for the Ags.

    Also of note, Rachel Nagel did not play and appeared to be wearing a hefty knee brace on the bench. She suffered the knee injury early in the Irvine game 10 days ago.
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