Aztecs Go For MW Championship Saturday vs. New Mexico
March 9, 2012
For the fourth time in the last five years, the San Diego State women's basketball team will play in the championship game of the Mountain West tournament, as the top-seeded Aztecs take on No. 7 seed New Mexico on Saturday. The contest will tip off at 1:05 p.m. PT at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
-When & Where: Saturday, March 10, 2012, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas, Nev., 1 p.m. PT.
-TV: Live on NBC Sports Network with Ted Robinson (play-by-play), Blaine Fowler (analysis) and Maria Taylor (sidelines) making call.
-Live Media: Chris Ello will have the radio broadcast from Las Vegas on Xtra Sports 1360AM.
-SDSU Head Coach Beth Burns: Burns (Ohio Wesleyan, 1979) is in the seventh year of her second stint as at San Diego State. She led the Aztecs for eight seasons from 1989 to 1997, before returning in 2005. She has an overall head coaching record of 348-243 in 20 seasons, while she is 267-178 in her 15 campaigns at SDSU.
-New Mexico Head Coach Yvonne Sanchez: The Lobos' former associate head coach, Sanchez took over the helm this year and has a school and career record of 11-19. She is a former SDSU assistant, having coached on The Mesa during the 2000 campaign.
-Series History: New Mexico owns a 27-20 all-time record against San Diego State. The Aztecs, however, have claimed seven of the last nine including both regular-season meetings earlier this year.