W. Hoops Continues Three-Game Homestand Tuesday
Nov. 12, 2017
SAN DIEGO -
San Diego State continues its three-game homestand to open the season, welcoming CSUN to Viejas Arena on Tues., Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Chris Ello will call the play-by-play action for a stream on the Mountain West Network.
SDSU opened the 2017-18 campaign with a bang, knocking down 12 3-pointers, the most in a season opener in 15 years, to beat Presbyterian, 77-50, on Nov. 11.
San Diego State's 2017-18 season opener against Presbyterian was one of the ages, as the Aztecs toppled the Blue Hose, 77-50. The 27-point win was SDSU's largest margin of victory since a 60-25 home win against San Diego Christian on Dec. 21, 2015 and the greatest season-opening win since the 2011-12 Aztecs opened their campaign at home with an 86-43 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Freshman Najé Murray made quite the impression in her first collegiate game, scoring 14 points in 13 minutes on the floor against Presbyterian. Murray was 4-for-7 from beyond the 3-point arc, drilling all four long balls in the fourth quarter and knocking down two in consecutive possessions. Her 14 points in her collegiate debut was the most by an Aztec since Aztec senior Cheyenne Greenhouse notched 19 points and 11 rebounds in a 99-91 win over Sacramento State to kick off the 2014-15 campaign.
CSUN (0-1, 0-0 Big West) visits San Diego on the heels of a 91-43 loss to No. 11 Oregon in the first round of the Preseason WNIT on Nov 10. The Ducks limited CSUN to 26.7 percent shooting (12-of-45) for the game, and Oregon scored 36 points off 29 Matador turnovers. Preseason All-Big West honoree Channon Fluker, the 2017 Big West Player of the Year, scored nine points and grabbed as many boards in the loss to Oregon. Last season, she became the second player in conference history to lead the league in points per game (18.0), rebounds per game (12.0) and blocks per game (2.3), ranking fourth nationally in double-doubles (21) and third in rebounding. Jason Flowers is in his eighth season at the helm of CSUN's program.