Women's Hoops At UC Irvine Searching For First Road Win

The Spartans take on Big West foe UC Irvine on Saturday.
Nov. 21, 2014

San Jose, Calif. - In its second game of four successive on the road, the San José State women's basketball team searches for its first road victory of the year when they visit the UC Irvine Anteaters on Saturday afternoon.

at UC Irvine (1-2)
Saturday, November 22, 2:00 p.m.
Bren Centers Center, Irvine, Calif.

Streaming video is available on the Spartan Digital Network at www.sjsuspartans.com/video
Live stats available at www.sjsuspartans.com

Fans can view live stats of all San José State women's basketball games, home and away, by accessing the "Gametracker" feature at www.sjsuspartans.com.  Click on the link on the women's basketball schedule page to follow the action.

Spartan Digital is your all-access passport to Spartan Athletics.  For live and recorded video/audio of San José State women's basketball home, Mountain West (road and home) and select road contests, Spartan Digital is your home.  Go to Spartan Digital at top of the Spartans Athletics home page or go to www.sjsuspartans.com/video.

Keep up with all 16 of San José State's team through social media sites Twitter and Facebook.  For Twitter go to @sjsuathletics and on Facebook become friends with Sammy Spartan.

The women's basketball Twitter handle is @sjswbb and Facebook page is /SanJoseStateWBB.

Fans across the nation can now listen to every Spartans' women's home game via Stretch Internet Radio. KSJS-FM (90.5 FM, San Jose) also originates home broadcasts and select road contests. 

Tickets for San José State women's basketball home games are free for all SJSU students with a valid student ID.  Adult tickets are $5.00 and $3.00 for youth (12 and under).  Groups of 20 or more can buy discounted tickets at $3.00 per person by 5:00 p.m. the business day before the game via the Spartan Ticket Office at (408) 924-SJTX (7589) or (877) SJSUTIX (757-8849).

The Event Center Box Office opens two hours prior to tip-off for any weekend, holiday game or doubleheader and is open regular business hours (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) for weekday games or weekday doubleheaders.

Parking for all San José State women's basketball games is in the University's Seventh Street Parking Garage. The Seventh Street Garage, located on the Northwest corner of San Salvador Street and Seventh Street, can be accessed through Seventh Street.  Parking is $5.00.

Rebecca Woodberry (Sr., F, Phoenix, Ariz.) finished the 2013-14 season as the 12th best 3-point shooter in the nation (3.1/g). Through three games of 2014-15 she is ahead of her pace from last year (3.7/g).  She has scored in double figures in each game this year, including a 30-point outburst at Utah (11/14) to open the campaign.

The single-season record holder for 3-pointers (90 in 2013-14), Woodberry became the seventh player in program history to reach 100 made threes when she drained four at UC Riverside (11/20).  She has made 101 3-pointers in 32-career games at San José State.

It's only three games, but the Spartans showed an inkling of what their pressure defense is capable of this year.  SJSU has forced its opponents to turn the ball over 84 times and in those, made 46 steals.  San José State made those opponent miscues pay off to the tune of a 88-31 advantage in points off turnovers. 

The Cal Bears and Spartans will play the opening game of the Cal Classic on November 28 and tip off time is now set for 5:30 p.m. in Haas Pavilion.

If San José State wins that game they will play for the championship on Saturday, November 29 at 7:00 p. m. against the winner of a game between Cincinnati and Creighton.  If the Spartans lose to Cal, they would play the consolation game on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. against the loser of Cincinnati vs. Creighton.

The Anteaters, who play in the Big West Conference, come into their match up with the San José State with a 1-2 record after an 76-53 loss to Pepperdine  on Thursday in their home opener.  UCI was 17-15 overall, 9-7 in conference in 2013-14 under third-year head coach Doug Oliver.

The UC Irvine lost seven seniors from last year's team. So far, Mokun Fajemisin leads the team in scoring at 8/7/g and is pulling down 4.0 rebounds.  Brittany Glassow is at 7.7 ppg and 5.0 rebounds.   Raelyn Cheung-Sutton is dishing out 4.3 assists and Methlyn Onogomuho leads the team with 5.7 rebounds per outing.

UCI holds the advantage in the all-time series 10-16, and this will be the first time the two have  met since the 2004-05 season.  In games contested in Irvine the Spartans trail 4-10 in the series.