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Women's Basketball Hopes To Keep The Ball Rolling Against Colorado State Thursday

Sophomore Heather Wolf and the Aztecs begin a two-game homestand versus Colorado State Thursday.
Sophomore Heather Wolf and the Aztecs begin a two-game homestand versus Colorado State Thursday.

Feb. 4, 2003

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SDSU Women's Basketball Hopes To Keep The Ball Rolling Against Colorado State
SDSU (7-10, 1-4 MWC), coming off its first conference win of the season, will look to make it two in a row when it plays host to Colorado State Thursday at Cox Arena. The Aztecs rallied from an early 12-point deficit at Air Force on Saturday to avoid its first-ever 0-5 start in Mountain West Conference history.

San Diego State owns a 15-7 record, including a 8-2 mark at home, against Colorado State (11-8, 2-3 MWC), which split their first four conference games this season, before falling in overtime to travel partner Wyoming, 69-64, in overtime.

Colorado State Rams (11-8, 2-3 MWC) at
SAN DIEGO STATE Aztecs (7-10, 1-4 MWC)

-When & Where: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, Cox Arena (12,414), San Diego, Calif., 7:05 p.m. (PST).

-Webcast/TV: Live audio broadcast on www.goaztecs.com, with Tammy Blackburn, Bill Earley and Dan Lawton.

-The Records: SDSU (7-10, 1-4 MWC), which claimed its first conference win of the season at Air Force, will finish out the first round of MWC play this week with two home games beginning Thursday versus Colorado State. The Aztecs dropped their first three conference home games this season, although eight of SDSU's 12 all-time MWC wins have come at Cox Arena. Colorado State (11-8, 2-3 MWC), meanwhile, began their conference campaign with an even 2-2 record before falling below the .500 mark with an overtime loss at Wyoming (69-64) on Saturday.

-In The RPI: In the 15th RPI rankings released by the WBCA through games of February 2, SDSU moved to 223rd, while Colorado State is No. 57. The Aztecs are No. 222 (College Basketball News) and No. 218 (Collegerpi.com), respectively, in the other major RPIs.

-SDSU Head Coach Jim Tomey: Tomey (Michigan '81) is in his first season at San Diego State, taking over the Aztec helm on April 9, 2002. His career and Aztec head coaching record is 7-10.

-Colorado State Head Coach Chris Denker: Denker (Oregon, '90) is in his first year with the Rams, compiling an 11-8 record. His three-year career head coaching record is 52-26.

-Series History: SDSU leads 15-7 (Last: Colorado State def. SDSU, 69-60, on Feb. 16, 2002, in San Diego).