Techsters to take on San
Jose State, Fresno
State at assembly center
By MATT DEARMAN
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
Brittany Imaku also looks to
play a large role for San Jose State with 34 steals and 68 assists on the
The teams met twice last season with the Lady Techsters winning both games with scores of 66-52 and
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,
in away games this week
By MATT DEARMAN
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
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
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.