#AztecWBB Preparing for Road Clash at UNLV Saturday
Jan. 17, 2014
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State women's basketball team looks to extend its winning streak to a season-long three games on Saturday when it locks horns with UNLV in a Mountain West clash at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nev. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT, and a live video stream via The Mountain West Network will be available on www.goaztecs.com.
The Aztecs (5-9, 2-2 MW) are coming off a dramatic 70-69 victory at Fresno State on Wednesday as senior Danesha Long hit a 15-foot jumper with just 4.9 seconds remaining to saddle the Bulldogs with their first conference loss of the year.
In addition to Long's heroics, which featured a career-high 18 points, SDSU was led by fellow classmate Cierra Warren, who contributed her second collegiate double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman Ariell Bostick reached double figures with 13 points to go with a game-high three steals.
On the flip side, the Lady Rebels (6-10, 3-1 MW) came away with a 78-56 triumph over New Mexico at home on Wednesday for their third win in a row.
--The Aztecs have won six straight and 13 of the last 14 meetings against the Lady Rebels to take a 25-22 lead in the historical series. SDSU's lone defeat during that stretch was a 66-59 setback on the road in February of 2010.
Last season, the Aztecs posted a 74-60 win in Las Vegas, before recording an 86-50 triumph at Viejas Arena in front of a national television audience on CBS Sports Network.
Warren is second in the Mountain West with a .574 field-goal percentage (78-122) and ranks fifth with 13.9 points per game. The SDSU center owns two of the top single-game performances in the MW this season (14 FGs at Sacramento State and 9-of-10 FGs at UCSB) and has eclipsed the 20 point-barrier on four occasions this year.
On the strength of her 4-for-4 effort from beyond the arc at Fresno State, Long now ranks second in the MW with a .406 three-point field goal percentage.
As a team, SDSU tops the league with a .431 field-goal percentage overall and ranks first in rebounding defense as well, allowing just 34.3 boards per game.
Elsewhere, the Aztecs rank among the conference leaders for all games in rebounding margin (3rd - (+3.8)), offensive rebounds (13.8/gm) and steals (5th - 8.1/gm).
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