The schedule today at Orleans Arena, all Mountain Time:
No. 7 Denver v. No. 10 Texas State, 1 p.m. • The Pioneers and the Bobcats play for the right to challenge No. 2 seed Utah State on Wednesday. Denver won both regular season contests, beating Texas State most recently at home 75-62. The Aggies will be watching this one, but are 4-0 against both opponents this season. Texas State boasts the league's leading scorer in Diamond Ford, but hasn't been able to come by much success in conference play.
No. 8 New Mexico State v. No. 9 UT Arlington, 3:30 p.m. • The "other" Aggies and the Roadrunners play a rubber match to advance to play No. 1 seed Seattle on Wednesday. NMSU is hoping for a win behind WAC newcomer of the year and all-WAC honoree Stefanie Gilbreath.
No. 7 Texas State v. No. 10 Seattle, 7 p.m. • The Bobcats will be going for a three-game sweep of the Redhawks when they take the court for the right to play No. 2-seeded Denver. Texas State is coming off a win over San Jose to finish the season, while Seattle has been struggling for any momentum in conference play.
No. 8 San Jose State v. No. 9 UT San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. • The Spartans and the Roadrunners get a second chance at a match-up that was cancelled last Thursday due to a leaky roof at San Jose. The winner gets to play No. 1 Louisiana Tech. San Jose State is the higher seed but has lost 13 straight conference games leading into the match-up since losing leading scorer James Kinney.
— Kyle Goon
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