Women's Hoops Opens With Exhibition Vs. East Bay

San Jose, Calif. - The 2011-12 San Jose State women's basketball team hits the Event Center floor for its lone exhibition game of the season against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers on Sunday, November 6.  Tipoff on Walt McPherson Court is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

The Spartans start the season with a new coaching staff led by head coach Tim La Kose.  La Kose was appointed to the position on April 20 and is the seventh head coach in the 37-year history of Spartan's women's basketball.   He comes to San Jose State with a 347-152 win-loss record in 18 seasons at both Cal Lutheran (1994-01) and most recently at Cal State Bakersfield (2002-11).

San Jose State returns last season's leading scorer, senior Sara Plavljanin ( 10.7 ppg) and its leading rebounder senior Brittany Johnson (5.8 rpg).

The game will be available through the Live Stats feature at www.sjsuspartans.com and will be broadcast on KSJS-FM (90.5) with Justin Allegri and Alex Scott calling the action.