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Aztec Women's Basketball Returns Home To Play Host To UC Irvine Wednesday

Valencia Howard was one of two Aztecs to earn all-tournament honors at the Fresno State Classic.
Valencia Howard was one of two Aztecs to earn all-tournament honors at the Fresno State Classic.

Dec. 3, 2002

SAN DIEGO -

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San Diego State Returns Home For UC Irvine
San Diego State and UC Irvine, both coming off 1-1 weekends, renew their rivalry for the 20th time and the first time since 1991 in a non-conference game Wednesday at Cox Arena. The Aztecs beat Murray State before losing to tournament host Fresno State at the Fresno State Classic over the Thanksgiving break, while the Anteaters defeated William & Mary after losing to Kent State in Albuquerque, N.M., last weekend.

UC Irvine will travel to the University of San Diego Tuesday before coming across town to Cox Arena Wednesday.

UC Irvine Anteaters (2-1) at
SAN DIEGO STATE Aztecs (2-2)

-When & Where: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, Cox Arena (12,414), San Diego, Calif., 7:05 p.m. (PST) uWebcast/TV: Live audio broadcast on www.goaztecs.com, with Bill Earley, Tammy Blackburn and Dan Lawton

-The Records: The Aztecs (2-2) are looking to get back on track after splitting their two games in Fresno last weekend. UC Irvine (2-1), meanwhile, played at the Holiday Inn Mountain View Classic in Albuquerque, N.M., finishing with a 1-1 record. Both schools boast a win over Centenary College this season.

-In The RPI: In the first RPI rankings released by the WBCA through games of December 1, SDSU is currently 245th, while UC Irvine is No. 255.

-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 2-2.

-UC Irvine Head Coach Mark Adams: Adams (Western Michigan, 1987) is in his sixth season at UC Irvine, compiling a 65-77 record. Overall, Adams' is 111-106 in eight years as a head coach.

-Series History: SDSU leads the series 15-4 (Last: SDSU def. UC Irvine, 70-49 on 12-17-91 in San Diego)