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Techsters to take on San Jose State, Fresno State at assembly center By MATT DEARMAN mwd004@latech

Techsters to take on San Jose State, Fresno State at assembly center

 

 

 

By MATT DEARMAN

mwd004@latech.edu

 

 

 

Lady Techster basketball returns to Thomas Assembly Center tonight after three consecutive road games to play host to the San Jose State Lady Spartans at 7 p.m.

Tech currently sits at 12-4 on the year and is in third place in the Western Athletic Conference with a 4-1 conference record, but could move up one spot with a victory over San Jose State, which is 9-6 on the year and 4-0 in the WAC to tie Frenso State for the top spot.

Leading the Lady Techsters in the contest will be Tasha Williams, who is averaging 13.4 points per game with 55 assists and 40 steals on the season, and Ty Moore with 8.3 rebounds per game and 27 blocks.

The Lady Spartans will be led by Amber Jackson with 17.6 points per game and Lamisha Augustine with 17.

Jackson also leads the team with 9.5 rebounds per game, while Augustine is the top Spartan in blocks with 3 and second in steals with 23.

Brittany Imaku also looks to play a large role for San Jose State with 34 steals and 68 assists on the season.

The teams met twice last season with the Lady Techsters winning both games with scores of 66-52 and 80-51.

Tech will also be at home on Saturday to host Fresno State at 7 p.m. in the Thomas Assembly Center. Fresno State is currently 13-4 on the year with a conference-best 5-0 WAC record.

Tech met Fresno State on Jan. 14, when the Lady Bulldogs handed the Techsters their only conference loss of the season with a 67-58 win after some travel difficulties forced the Tech squad to arrive in Fresno late.

The Techsters’ late arrival prevented them from having any pre-game practice.

Victories over both San Jose State and Fresno State would put the Lady Techsters into a three-way tie for first place in the conference with both teams.

 

 

 

 

Bulldogs to play San Jose, Fresno State in away games this week

 

 

 

By MATT DEARMAN

mwd004@latech.edu

 

 

 

Bulldog basketball will look to remain on top of the WAC tonight when the team visits San Jose State in San Jose, Calif., at 9 p.m.

Tech is currently leading the WAC with a 5-1 conference record and is 12-7 on the year.

San Jose State is 5-12 overall, with a 1-3 conference record, putting them in eighth place.

Leading the Bulldogs in the contest will be junior Paul Millsap, who leads the nation in rebounds with 12.8 per game and the team with 20.8 points per game and 42 blocks on the year.

Senior Daevon Haskins has also been a large contributor to the Tech defense with a team high 37 steals on the season.

San Jose State will be led by Demetrius Brown, who has tallied team highs of 14.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, and Menelik Barbary with 19 blocks this season.

Following the meeting with San Jose State, the Bulldogs will travel to Fresno, Calif., on Jan. 28 for their second meeting with conference foe Fresno State, who is tied for sixth in the WAC with a 2-3 record and has put up a 9-7 mark on the year.

Tech won the two teams’ last meeting on Jan. 14 with a 73-54 score.

Fresno State is anchored by Quinton Hosley, who leads the team in four categories with 19.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game and 44 steals and 19 blocks on the year.

Tech’s next home game will be Feb. 2 when the team hosts the WAC’s second place team, Nevada, at 7 p.m. in the Thomas Assembly Center.


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