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Women's Basketball Heads To First-Place Utah Thursday

Amber Fouse and the Aztecs finish out a three-game MWC road swing with two games in the state of Utah.
Amber Fouse and the Aztecs finish out a three-game MWC road swing with two games in the state of Utah.

Feb. 18, 2003

SAN DIEGO -

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SDSU Women's Basketball Heads To First-Place Utah Thursday As MWC Play Continues
The San Diego State women's basketball team continues the toughest part of its 2003 Mountain West Conference schedule, traveling to Utah on Thursday and BYU on Saturday. Including this week's two games, the Aztecs will have played each of their last four games against the schools in the top half of the current conference standings, including Wyoming (t3rd), UNLV (2nd), Utah (1st) and BYU (t3rd).

The Aztecs, which lost to both of this week's opponents by 15 points earlier this season, will be looking for their first win in Salt Lake City since 1994, and their first victory in Provo since 1995.

SAN DIEGO STATE Aztecs (8-12, 2-6 MWC) at
(rv/rv) Utah Utes (18-4, 8-1 MWC)

-When & Where: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, Huntsman Center (15,000), Salt Lake City, Utah, 7:00 p.m. (MST).

-Webcast/TV: Live audio broadcast on www.goaztecs.com, with Dan Lawton.

-The Records: SDSU (8-12, 2-6 MWC) will look to end a two-game losing streak as it heads to first place Utah on Thursday. The Aztecs began the second round of conference play at UNLV, falling to the Lady Rebels, 81-61, in an offensive battle. Utah, meanwhile, lost its first game of the season at Colorado State, before getting back into the win column against Wyoming Sunday.

Utah won the earlier meeting between the two schools this season, 59-44, at Cox Arena on Jan. 25.

-In The RPI: In the 19th RPI rankings released by the WBCA through games of February 16, SDSU moved to 212nd, while Utah is No. 23. The Aztecs are No. 215 (College Basketball News) and No. 212 (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 8-12.

-Utah Head Coach Elaine Elliott: Elliott (Boise State, 1977) is in her 20th season with the Utes. Her Utah and career head coaching record is 407-168.

-Series History: Utah leads 16-10 (Last: Utah def. SDSU, 59-44, on January 25, 2003, in San Diego).