SDSU-UConn Women's Basketball Game To Be Previewed At Hall of Champions Luncheon

Dec. 11, 2007

SAN DIEGO - San Diego State women's basketball and head coach Beth Burns will be featured at Sports at Lunch on Thursday, Dec. 20, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum in Balboa Park. Burns will be joined by Geno Auriemma, a 15-time national coach of the year, who has won five NCAA titles, in the first-ever Sports at Lunch headlined by women's sports.

Geno Auriemma, a 15-time national coach of the year and winner of five NCAA titles.

Burns is entering her third year of her second stint on Montezuma Mesa. This past season, she led the Aztecs to the program's most wins since 2000-01, including five in league action for the biggest turnaround in Mountain West Conference history. Under her direction, San Diego State was the 11th-most improved team in the country, and this year welcomes back four of five starters to a team that includes four San Diego natives. In her first tenure at SDSU from 1989-97, Burns led the Aztecs to four NCAA tournament appearances, three regular-season conference titles and two conference tournament championships.

Auriemma, meanwhile, has an 83.8 winning percentage in 22 seasons as a head coach, directing his team to five national championships, including three straight from 2002-04.

Check-in begins at noon at the Hall of Champions, with the program getting underway at 12:30 p.m. Tickets for Sports at Lunch are $32 for Hall of Champions members, $40 for non-members in advance and $45 at the door. The HOC is a non-profit 501c(3) organization and tickets are tax deductible.

For more information, visit the Aztec women's basketball website at and click on the Sports at Lunch logo, or call the Hall of Champions events department at 619-699-2309.

The teams coached by Auriemma and Burns will face each other at Cox Arena on Friday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m., with the game televised live on The Mtn.

Aztec women's basketball season and single-game tickets are now on sale. Contact the Aztec Ticket Office for more information at 619-283-SDSU.

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