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Aztec Women's Basketball Faces Stiff Test Versus Creighton Sunday

Ashonda Williams will look to lead the Aztecs back to the .500 mark with a win over Creighton.
Ashonda Williams will look to lead the Aztecs back to the .500 mark with a win over Creighton.

Dec. 21, 2002


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San Diego State Faces A Tough Test Against Creighton Sunday
Playing its second game in the past four days, the San Diego State women's basketball team (3-4) will look even its record when it plays host to non-conference foe Creighton Sunday at Cox Arena. SDSU ended a three-game losing skid with a convincing 62-45 win over American University Thursday evening, leading from start to finish, while Creighton (6-2) is coming off a victory at UC Irvine on Friday.

The Bluejays lead the all-time series between the two schools with a perfect 7-0 record, including a 66-55 win in Omaha last season.

(rv) Creighton University Bluejays (6-2) at
SAN DIEGO STATE Aztecs (3-4)

-When & Where: Sunday, Dec. 19, 2002, Cox Arena (12,414), San Diego, Calif.,2:05 p.m. (PST).

-Webcast/TV: Live audio broadcast on, with Bill Earley and Dan Lawton.

-The Records: The Aztecs (3-4) are looking to put together a two-game winning streak for the first time this season, after defeating American University Thursday, 62-45, at Cox Arena. Creighton (6-2), meanwhile, has won four straight and six of their last seven, including a victory Friday at UC Irvine, 80-57.

-In The RPI: In the fourth RPI rankings released by the WBCA through games of December 18, SDSU is currently 258th, while Creighton is No. 16.

-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 3-4.

-Creighton Head Coach Jim Flanery: Flanery (Creighton, '87) is also in his first season after serving as an assistant for the Bluejays for the past 10 years. Flanery's career head coaching record is 6-2.

-Series History: Creighton leads 7-0 (Last: Creighton def. SDSU, 66-55 on Dec. 22 at Creighton)