#AztecWBB Prepares for Road Clash at Nevada Saturday
Feb. 7, 2014
SAN DIEGO - Fresh off an important victory over Boise State, the San Diego State women's basketball team will hit the road Saturday for another key Mountain West matchup with Nevada at Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nev. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m. PT, and a live video stream via the Mountain West Network will be available on www.goaztecs.com.
The Aztecs (8-11, 5-4 MW) posted an inspiring 75-65 victory over second-place Boise State on Wednesday, snapping the Broncos' six-game winning streak. As a team, SDSU maintained a 40-26 rebounding advantage and hit 19 free throws, compared to just three foul shots for Boise.
Freshman Ariell Bostick scored a career-high 19 points, including 14 in the second half, while senior Cierra Warren logged her fourth double-double of the year with 18 points and 13 rebounds. The SDSU cause was also aided by senior Danesha Long (14 pts.) and junior Khristina Hunter (11 pts., 5-5 FGs), both of whom reached the double-digit scoring plateau.
Meanwhile, Nevada (11-10, 6-4 MW) has won four of its last five and has already surpassed its victory total from the entire 2012-13 campaign when it posted an 8-23 record overall. The Wolf Pack emerged triumphant over Utah State by a 70-66 count on Wednesday for their third consecutive win at home.
For the Aztecs, Warren enters the weekend ranked second in the MW overall in field-goal percentage (.560), fifth in scoring (14.6 ppg) and seventh in rebounding (6.6/gm). The SDSU center owns two of the top single-game performances in the league this season (14 FGs at Sacramento State and 9-of-10 FGs at UCSB) and has eclipsed the 20 point-barrier on six occasions this year.
In addition, Long occupies in the eighth spot in free-throw percentage (.809), while Hunter is ranked 10th in field-goal percentage (.460).
As a team, San Diego State tops the MW in three categories, including field-goal percentage (.428), rebounding margin (+5.5) and rebounding defense (34.3/gm).
Elsewhere, the Aztecs rank sixth in the league for all games in scoring defense (68.9 ppg), field-goal percentage defense (.407), three-point field goal accuracy (.317) and steals (7.8/gm).
Following Saturday's contest, SDSU will return home to face Wyoming on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Viejas Arena. Opening tip is scheduled for 6 p.m. PT. The Aztecs will don pink uniforms against the Cowgirls as part of their annual breast cancer awareness game.