Spartans Prepare For Mount Saint Mary's

December 27, 2010

Women's Basketball Preview:

San Jose Calif.----San Jose State women's basketball (0-11) will host Mount Saint Mary's (1-9) of the Northeast Conference on Wednesday, December 29. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at The Event Center.

Live Stats:

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Video Stream:

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Radio Coverage: 

KSJS (90.5 FM, San Jose) originates San Jose State University basketball broadcasts. Nolan Rak calls the women's basketball play-by-play. There will be no air time for the Mount Saint Mary's game.

Women's Basketball Ticket Prices:

Tickets for all San Jose State home women's basketball games are $5 for adults, $3 for youth 12 and under, and free admission to all students with a valid SJSU ID. Also, groups of 20 or more can buy discounted tickets of $3 per person. The ticket office opens two hours prior to tip-off at The Event Center or can be purchased by calling the San Jose State Athletics Ticket Office at 408-924-SJTX (7589).

Scouting Mount Saint Mary's:

The Mount returns four starters from last year's team, including senior forward Mary Dunn who paced the team last season with 10.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Mount St. Mary's has posted one of the top defenses under fourth-year head coach Bryan Whitten, finishing last season ranked 39th in NCAA Division I for scoring defense. The Mountaineers went 10-18 overall and 6-12 in Northeast Conference play in 2009-10, missing the NEC Tournament for the first time in program history.

Led by Ashley Christie (8.8 ppg., 3.3rpg.) and Mary Dunn (8.4 ppg., 6.3 rpg.), the Mount are entering Wednesday's game with a seven-game losing streak, recently dropping their first conference game against Sacred Heart on December 20, 76-51.

The Series With The Mount: 

San Jose State and Mount Saint Mary's women's basketball will battle with each other for the first time on Wednesday, December 29.

Last Outing:

Junior Myesha Broaden scored a career-high 19 points, while three other Spartans joined her in double-figures in a 102-62 loss against UC Davis on December 21. Junior Brittany Johnson added 16 points, senior Sayja Sumler scored 11 points, and junior Sara Plavljanin tallied 10 points.

The Spartans shot a season-best 63.0% from the field in the second half, tying the Aggies' 17-of-27 second-half field goal percentage.

First Career Double-Doubles: 

One Spartan this season recorded a couple double-doubles. The latest, Brittany Johnson tallied 16 points and 10 rebounds against Cal Poly on Saturday, December 18. Johnson also notched 11 points and 11 rebounds at San Francisco on November 15, 2010.

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Grabbing The Round Ball: 

Brittany Johnson leads the Spartan team in rebounding with 5.3 per game. She grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds against San Francisco. Myesha Broaden averages 4.2 rebounds and Dominique Hamilton trails with 4.0 rebounds per game.

Dishing Out The Round Ball: 

AJ Newton leads the team in assists with 26 and dished out six assists at University of the Pacific (11/19). Liz Johnson produced 19 and Sara Plavljanin dished out 17 this season.

Stealing The Game:

Brittany Johnson grabbed a team-high14 steals this season. Johnson snatched a season-best three at San Francisco and versus Washington. Sara Plavljanin trails Johnson with 13, while Liz Johnson follows with 12 steals this season.

Get That Out Of Here: 

On defense, Brittany Johnson is trying to keep the ball out of opponents hands as she leads the Spartans with six blocked shots. She recorded a season-high two blocks against Weber State and produced one at San Francisco, Pacific and at Alaska Anchorage.

Racking Up The Frequent Flyer Miles:


With close to 21,000 miles of travel this season, the Spartans are projected to log 19,697 air miles and 1,301 miles of ground transportation in 2010-11.

Starting Lineups: 

In eleven games played this year, San Jose State has used nine different starting lineups. Brittany Johnson is the only Spartan to have started all 11 games this season. AJ Newton and Sara Plavljanin have both started eight. Myesha Broaden has six, Sayja Sumler trails with five, while Dominique Hamilton, Leonie Solia, and Liz Johnson notched four. Rounding out with a pair of starts is Monique Coble.

2010-11 Media Guides:

San Jose State women's basketball media guides are now available! To purchase, call the San Jose State Athletics Ticket Office at 408-924-SJTX (7589). The 2010-11 media guide is available for $10.00.

WAC Tournament Held In Vegas: 

The 2011 Western Athletic Conference Tournament will be held March 9-12 in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Orleans Arena.

Up Next:


The Spartans will host rival Santa Clara on Sunday, January 2 at The Event Center. Tip-off is scheduled at 2:00 p.m.