W. Hoops Heads to Bahamas for Thanksgiving Tournament
Nov. 20, 2017
SAN DIEGO -
San Diego State will spend its Thanksgiving in the Bahamas, competing alongside premiere women's basketball programs at the 2017 Junkanoo Jam in Bimini, Bahamas. SDSU opens the tournament on Fri., Nov. 24 against Central Michigan at 5:15 p.m. (ET) and will play either Tulane or Iowa State on Sat., Nov. 25.
Chris Ello will call the play-by-play action for a live audio stream on GoAztecs.com and the game will stream live on FloHoops.
With just five seconds on the clock, senior captain Geena Gomez scored the go-ahead basket to give San Diego State women's basketball its third straight win to open the season, a 59-58 nail biter over Cal State Fullerton Nov. 18 in Viejas Arena.
For the first time since the 2011-12 season, and the 10th time in the program's history, SDSU won its first three games to open a season. After kicking off the year 3-0, San Diego State has advanced to a postseason tournament or the MW Championship game all but one season (1981-82). In seven of the nine seasons in which the Aztecs won their first three games of the year, San Diego State won 20-or-more games. SDSU will go for the seventh 4-0 and 5-0 season starts in program history against Central Michigan, and the first since the 1992-93 season.
Central Michigan (2-1, 0-0 MAC) is coming off one of the best seasons in program history. The Chippewas claimed their first Mid-American Conference championship since 1985, won the second-most games in program history (23) and advanced to the postseason for the sixth time in the last seven years. Sue Guevara is in her 11th season at the helm of CMU's program.
Iowa State (1-1, 0-0 Big 12) advanced to the postseason for the 19th time in head coach Bill Fennelly's 23-year tenure, yielding an 18-13 mark with wins over No. 22 Kansas State, at No. 22 West Virginia, and at No. 6 Texas. Bill Fennelly is in his 23rd season at the helm of ISU's program.
Tulane (2-2, 0-0 Big 12) went 18-15 last season, producing the program's 12th consecutive winning campaign and eight straight trip to the postseason, advancing to the third round of the WNIT. Lisa Stockton is in her 24th season at the helm of Tulane's program.