Aztecs women's basketball

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS POWERS PAST NEW MEXICO FOR 63-51 WIN; EARNS NINTH SEED IN MW TOURNAMENT

 

SDSU will begin the tournament against No. 8 seed San José State on Monday at 2 p.m. PT

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March 4, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball used a dominating third quarter to defeat New Mexico, 63-51, in the Aztecs’ final regular season Mountain West contest of the year Friday night in Viejas Arena.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS USES COMPLETE TEAM PERFORMANCE TO DEFEAT AIR FORCE

 

Every Aztec who logged minutes in the game recorded at least two points

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February 28, 2017 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - San Diego State women’s basketball used a complete team performance to secure a road Mountain West victory, downing Air Force, 64-51, Tuesday night in Clune Arena.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS DON'T EVEN COME CLOSE TO UNSTOPPABLE RAMS, LOSE 80-49

 

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February 25, 2017 (San Diego) - SDSU women’s basketball returned home after some tough losses on the road against UNLV and Fresno State.  Today at home against the Colorado State Rams was their chance to turn things around.  The Aztecs wore pink on their jerseys today in their annual Play4Kay game to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.  Yow was the former head coach of North Carolina State women's basketball before she passed away from breast cancer in January of 2009.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS FALLS IN TOUGH DEFENSIVE BATTLE AT FRESNO STATE

 

SDSU did not allow a Fresno State field goal for 6:10 in the fourth quarter

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February 22, 2017 (Fresno) - San Diego State women’s basketball battled Fresno State until the clock ran out, shutting out the Bulldogs from a field goal for over six minutes in the fourth quarter, but ultimately fell in a defensive juggernaut, 59-50, against its Mountain West foe Fresno State Wednesday night in Save Mart Center.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS DROPS TO UNLV 80-62

 

Each team made 10 3-pointers in the contest

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February 18, 2017 (Las Vegas) - San Diego State women’s basketball and UNLV each made 10 3-pointers but the Rebels secured its victory on a better overall shooting percentage, as the Aztecs fell in a Mountain West contest, 80-62, on Saturday in Cox Pavilion.

STRONG DEFENSE LEADS SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS TO 66-59 WIN OVER UTAH STATE

 

The win snaps a six-game losing streak for the Aztecs

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February 15, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball took the lead in its Mountain West contest against Utah State just 16 seconds in and never looked back, topping the Aggies, 66-59, on Wednesday evening at Steve Fisher Court in Viejas Arena.

FOURTH QUARTER DOOMS SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS AT NEVADA

 

Nevada out-scored SDSU 32-20 in the fourth quarter

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February 11, 2017 (Reno, Nev.) - San Diego State women’s basketball was able to keep their Mountain West game with Nevada within reach for three quarters, but could not counteract a stupendous fourth quarter by the Wolfpack, dropping its game at Nevada, 88-65.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS FALTER IN FOURTH, LOSE FIFTH STRAIGHT TO SJSU 99-90

 

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February 8, 2017 (San Diego) - Aztecs women’s basketball has suffered four straight losses in Mountain West conference play  Tonight they had another chance to redeem themselves at home against San Jose State, who they lost a close 81-80 overtime game to in January.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS STUMBLES AGAINST FRESNO STATE 59-51

 

SDSU hosted 2,142 fans for its Girls and Women in Sport Day

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February 4, 2017 (San Diego) - Despite playing solid defense for the final three quarters, it wasn’t enough for San Diego State women’s basketball, who dropped its fourth-straight Mountain West game to Fresno State, 59-51, at Viejas Arena Saturday afternoon.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS FALLS TO WYOMING 80-67

 

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February 1, 2017 (Laramie, Wy.) - San Diego State women’s basketball faced a Wyoming team that produced its finest shooting performance of the season and couldn’t push past, falling to the Cowgirls in Mountain West action, 80-67, at Arena-Auditorium Wednesday evening. 

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS STYMIED BY LEAGUE-LEADING COLORADO STATE

 

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January 28, 2017 (Fort Collins, Colo.) - San Diego State women’s basketball out-rebounded one of the best defensive teams in the nation, 40-27, but was stymied by Colorado State, 60-43, at Moby Arena Saturday afternoon. 

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS FALL IN CLOSE MATCH TO AIR FORCE

 

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January 25, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball got within two with just five seconds on the clock but was unable to mount a comeback against Mountain West foe Air Force, falling to the Falcons, 62-59, on Wednesday night at Viejas Arena.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS REBELS AGAINST UNLV FOR 87-68 WIN

 

SDSU has a 6-2 record at home this season

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January 18, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball fashioned one of its most exhilarating games of the season, using a season-high 14 long balls, its most in nearly 13 years, to take down UNLV in Mountain West action, 87-68, Wednesday night at Viejas Arena.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS: AZTECS UNABLE TO GET PAST UTAH STATE

 

McKynzie Fort became the 21st Aztec to enter the 1,000-point club

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January 14, 2017 (Logan, Utah) - Despite a thrilling fourth quarter, San Diego State women’s basketball team was unable to get past Utah State and fell on the road to the Aggies 53-47, Saturday afternoon in Mountain West play.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS: FORT'S DOUBLE-DOUBLE NOT ENOUGH IN LOSS TO SAN JOSE STATE

 

McKynzie Fort became the 21st Aztec to enter the 1,000-point club

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January 11, 2017 (San Jose) - San Diego State women’s basketball battled Mountain West foe San Jose State to the final second but ultimately fell in a heartbreaking 81-80 overtime loss to the Spartans Wednesday night. McKynzie Fort, who notched her second-career double-double, became the 21st member of the program’s 1,000-point club during the game as she matched career-highs with 29 points and 12 rebounds.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS STAGES IMPRESSIVE FOURTH QUARTER COMEBACK; BEATS BOISE STATE 84-77

 

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January 7, 2017 (San Diego) - After getting back on track in conference play with a win against Nevada on Wednesday night, the lady Aztecs took Steve Fisher Court again for a Saturday matinee against Boise State.

FIRST HALF HELPS SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS TOPPLE NEVADA 83-78

 

The Aztecs had nine three-pointers in the first half

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January 4, 2017 (San Diego) - Behind an outstanding first half in which the Aztecs scored nine 3-pointers, the most in a half since 2005, and 52 points, San Diego State women’s basketball clawed its way past Nevada, 83-78, in its Mountain West debut at Viejas Arena Wednesday night.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS LOSES TO NEW MEXICO IN MOUNTAIN WEST OPENER

 

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December 31, 2016 (Alberquerque) - San Diego State women’s basketball was unable to get past a hot New Mexico team and fell to the Lobos in the Aztecs’ Mountain West opener, 85-42, Saturday evening at WisePies Arena.

IMPRESSIVE DEFENSIVE EFFORT POWERS SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS PAST BIOLA 63-48

 

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December 28, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball produced one of its best defensive efforts of the season against Biola, holding the Eagles to a season-low 48 points in a 63-48 non-conference win Wednesday evening.

OUTSTANDING SECOND HALF PROPELS SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS PAST CAL STATE FULLERTON

 

The Aztecs next welcome Biola to Viejas Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

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December 22, 2016 (Fullerton, Calif.) - Behind McKynzie Fort’s career-high 29 points and an outstanding second-half performance in which the Aztecs out-scored Cal State Fullerton, 44-27, San Diego State women’s basketball defeated the Titans, 71-61, in non-conference action Thursday evening.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS STEP UP GAME, LASSO GAUCHOS 84-70

 

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December 11, 2016 (San Diego) - After a lackluster performance against Michigan on Friday afternoon, the lady Aztecs took Steve Fisher Court again looking to rebound against the Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO UC DAVIS 75-55

 

UC Davis was 12-for-26 from 3-point range

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December 2, 2016 (Davis, California) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team couldn’t get past a powerful performance from beyond the arc by UC Davis and lost in non-conference action, 75-55, Friday night.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CRACKS CENTRAL CONNECTICUT 80-62

 

SDSU had its best shooting performance since the 2014-15 season opener vs. Sacramento State

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November 27, 2016 (South Orange, N.J.) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team shot 60.4 percent from the floor to beat Central Connecticut State University, 80-62, at the Seton Hall Thanksgiving Classic Sunday afternoon.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SUFFERS CLOSE LOSS TO UT ARLINGTON

 

SDSU will play either Seton Hall or Central Connecticut State Sunday at noon

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November 26, 2016 (South Orange, N.J.) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team kept its game against UT Arlington within reach but ultimately fell to the Mavericks, 64-58, at the Seton Hall Thanksgiving Classic Saturday afternoon.

AZTECS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: SLOPPY PLAY LEADS TO 60-53 LOSS AGAINST LMU

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November 20, 2016 (San Diego) - After a big loss to crosstown rival USD, the lady Aztecs returned to the friendly confines of Viejas Arena to take on the Loyola Marymount Lions in a Sunday matinee.

SAN DIEGO STATE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DOWNED BY USD

San Diego State hosts Loyola Marymount Sunday at 2 p.m.

 

 

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November 17, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball was unable to get past a University of San Diego team that shot 65 percent (37-for-57) and fell to its crosstown rival, 91-53, in a non-conference game Thursday night. 

With the loss, SDSU falls to 1-2 on the season, while USD improves to 3-0. It was the Aztecs’ worst margin of defeat since an 89-38 defeat by No. 2/3 South Carolina on Nov. 23, 2014.

In the first half, San Diego State had to contend with a Torero team that shot an outstanding 70 percent (19-for-27) compared to SDSU’s 29 percent (9-for-31).

After McKynzie Fort and Kymberly Ellison made a trio of free throws to start the game, Fort got the Aztecs’ first two field goals. Her short jumper put the game within one point at 6-5 2:44 into the game. Three-and-a-half minutes later, she drove the basket, hooked right and threw in the 16-7 shot.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: LADY AZTECS REBOUND FROM BIG UCR LOSS, SOAR PAST SDC HAWKS 80-70

 

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November 14, 2016 (San Diego) - The lady Aztecs played their first game of the season on Steve Fisher Court tonight against San Diego Christian.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS IN SEASON OPENER

 

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SDSU shot just 29.1 percent from the floor

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November 11, 2016 (Riverside) - San Diego State women’s basketball got scores from three of its four freshmen but fell in its season opener, 72-44, to UC Riverside on Friday night at SRC Arena.

Making their collegiate debut, the Aztecs got production from Baylee Vanderdoes (7), Abby Lowe (2) and Monique Terry (2). McKynzie Fort paced her team with 14 points, while Ariell Bostick’s eight rebounds were a team-high.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOPS CAL STATE SAN MARCOS 74-53

 

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SDSU opens the regular season on Fri., Nov. 11 at UC Riverside

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November 4, 2016 (San Diego) - Shooting 50 percent (11-for-22) from beyond the arc, San Diego State women's basketball topped Cal State San Marcos, 74-53, in its lone exhibition of the season on Friday night at Viejas Arena.

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