#AztecWBB Set to Face Wyoming in Play 4Kay Game
Feb. 11, 2014
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State women's basketball team returns to the hardwood on Wednesday when Wyoming invades Viejas Arena for a key Mountain West showdown. Opening tip is slated for 6 p.m. PT, and a live video stream via the Mountain West Network will be available on www.goaztecs.com.
Wednesday's clash against the Cowgirls will mark the Aztecs' annual "Play 4Kay" game to help promote breast cancer awareness. General admission tickets will cost just $4 for those fans who attend wearing pink. The Play 4Kay initiative, formerly known as the WBCA Pink Zone, is named for the late Kay Yow, the former North Carolina State head coach who succumbed to breast cancer in 2009.
SDSU (8-12, 5-5 MW) is coming off a 84-65 defeat at Nevada on Feb. 8, while Wyoming (15-6, 6-4 MW) dispatched UNLV by an 82-56 count at home.
Against the Wolf Pack, the Aztecs shot just 1-for-11 from three-point range, compared to Nevada's 11-for-22 clip, while senior Cierra Warren and freshman Ariell Bostick combined for just seven points in the first half due to early foul trouble.
Still, SDSU had its moments, led by junior Khristina Hunter's 16-point, 9-rebound performance, while Warren (15 points, 3 blocks) and Bostick (11 points) eventually reached double figures as well.
Warren enters the week ranked second in the MW overall in field-goal percentage (.557), fifth in scoring (14.6 ppg) and eighth in rebounding (6.5/gm). The Aztec center owns the top single-game performances in the league this season with14 FGs at Sacramento State and has eclipsed the 20 point-barrier on six occasions this year.
In addition, senior Danesha Long occupies the sixth spot in free-throw percentage (.809), while Hunter is ranked seventh in field-goal percentage (.460). --As a team, SDSU tops the MW in both rebounding margin (+5.8) and rebounding defense (34.2/gm).
Elsewhere, the Aztecs are second in the league for all games with a .424 field-goal percentage and rank sixth in field-goal percentage defense (.413), blocked shots (3.0/gm) and steals (7.8/gm).
Wyoming holds a slim 24-23 lead in the all-time series. However, SDSU has won five straight against the Cowgirls and four of the last five encounters at Viejas Arena, including a 66-43 triumph a year ago.
The Aztecs have captured four consecutive home games, following a 64-61 loss to Colorado State in their MW opener on Jan. 2. During that streak, SDSU has outscored the opposition by an average of 20.6 points (80.8-60.2).
Following Wednesday's tilt, San Diego State will hit the road for a return engagement with the Air Force Academy on Saturday, Feb. 15, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Opening tip is set for 1 p.m. MT/Noon PT from Clune Arena. The Aztecs were 72-39 winners over the Falcons on Jan. 11 at Viejas Arena.