#AztecWBB Set to Battle Nevada in MW Tourney Quarterfinals
March 13, 2013
SAN DIEGO - The top-seeded San Diego State women's basketball team opens the 2013 Reese's Mountain West Championship on Thursday when the Aztecs square off against the No. 9 seed Nevada beginning at noon PT in Las Vegas, Nev.
SDSU is receiving votes in both the AP rankings and USA Today coaches poll. The Aztecs have appeared in the coaches poll for six straight weeks and have cracked the last five AP polls.
SDSU is taking on Nevada for the third time this season after sweeping two games during the regular season. The winner of Thursday's contest will face the winner of the UNLV-New Mexico (No. 4 vs. No. 5) game on Friday in the semifinals at noon. The championship final is slated for a 7 p.m. start on Saturday.
No. 9 Nevada (8-22, 2-14 MW) vs. No. 1 San Diego State (24-5, 15-1 MW) Game Information
-When & Where: Thursday, March 14, 2013, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas, Nev., Noon PT.
-Live Media: Chris Ello will have a live radio broadcast for all games in Las Vegas on XTRA Sports 1360 AM.
-SDSU Head Coach Beth Burns: Burns (Ohio Wesleyan, 1979) is in the eighth year of her second stint as head coach 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 373-249 in 21 seasons, and she is 292-184 in her 16 campaigns at SDSU.
-Nevada Head Coach Jane Albright: Albright (Appalachian State, 1977) is in her fifth year at the helm of the Wolf Pack and sports a 72-86 record at the school and a 469-398 overall mark in her 29-year career. Prior to her appointment in Reno, Albright served as head coach at Northern Illinois (1984-94), Wisconsin (1994-2003) and Wichita State (2003-2008).
-Series History: The Aztecs swept the season series to grab a 5-3 lead in the all-time series. SDSU posted a 69-57 triumph in Viejas Arena on Jan. 23, followed by a 58-45 win in Reno a month later on Feb. 23.