San Jose, Calif. – The San Jose State women’s basketball team will compete for the first time since the 2011-12 season when it competes in the 2016 Rainbow Wahine Showdown over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Spartans play against the Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine, the #7/7 Mississippi State Bulldogs and Oregon Ducks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
2016 RAINBOW WAHINE SHOWDOWN
Honolulu, Hawai’i (Stan Sheriff Center - 10,300)
San José State Spartans (1-3)
at Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine (2-2)
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 5:30 p.m. (HT)
Streaming Video and Live Stats at www.sjsuspartans.com
#7/7 Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-0)
Saturday, November 26, 2016 – 3:00 p.m. (HT)
Live Stats at www.sjsuspartans.com
Oregon Ducks (4-0)
Sunday, November 27, 2016 – 2:00 p.m. (HT)
Live Stats at www.sjsuspartans.com
MOUNTAIN WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK...DEZZ RAMOS
Dezz Ramos (Sr., PG, West Valley, Utah) had one of the best weeks in recent Spartans women’s basketball history and for her effort is the Mountain West Player of the Week. The announcement came from the conference’s office in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Monday morning.
In two games last week, the point guard out of West Hills, Utah, averaged 34.0 points and 8.5 assists. On Friday night, she matched a Spartan Event Center record with 38 points which was her career-high and equaled Danada Smith, who set the mark on December 30, 2000 against Long Island. In addition to her scoring, she dished out eight assists, had two rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot.
Ramos came right back on Sunday afternoon and dropped 30 points on Santa Clara and had nine assists to lead the team to its first win of the season. She scored 12 points in the fourth quarter, including going 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the final two minutes to help secure the victory. For the week, she shot 50 percent from the field (22-of-44), 46 percent from beyond the arc (6-of-13) and was 18-of-19 (95 percent) from the free throw line.
15 THREE-POINTERS SETS SJSU RECORD IN THE EVENT CENTER
With its 15 three-pointers, against The University of the Pacific (11/18), the Spartans established a new record for the program in a game in The Event Center. The previous record was 14 threes which was set against Georgia State (12/18/13) and equaled against Utah State (2/27/16). Fifteen treys ties The Event Center record for a women’s team which the Spartans now share with Southern Utah (12/8/12) and Boise State (1/25/14).
CRAIGHEAD APPROACHING 100-CAREER WINS
With 9 more victories, Spartans head coach Jamie Craighead will reach the 100-win career plateau. With that win she will tie Karen Smith (1993-99) with 49 victories and will rank third in the program all-time wins list. The late Janice Richard (1999-2006) ranks second with 93 wins and Sharon Chatman (1977-86), with 143 victories, is the all-time leader in wins and is the only coach in SJSU women’s basketball with a winning record (143-121/.542).
SMITH CLOSING IN ON 1,000 CAREER POINTS
With nine points against Santa Clara, Jasmine Smith (Sr., F, Burbank, Calif.) passed 900 points for her career and now has 1,000 career points clearly in her sight. If she reaches the milestone, she will be the 16th player in program history to do so. In addition, she will be the third player in as many classes to finish her career with more than 1,000 points. In 2015, Ta’Rea Cunnigan completed her Spartans career with 2, 062 career points, which is the school record. Riana Byrd, graduated in 2016 with 1,034 points & 1,038 rebounds for her career.