Women's Hoops Seeks 3-0 Start in MW Play
Jan. 6, 2014
Game #14 Jan. 8, 2014 6 p.m. PT
Fresno State (8-5, 2-0 MW) at Air Force (1-11, 0-2 MW)
The Bulldogs have shot a hot 48.6 percent in their first two Mountain West games and have been led by the trio of Bree Farley, Alex Sheedy and Taylor Thompson. Those three have accounted for 64.2 percent of the teams offense in Fresno State's first two conference games of the season.
Farley is coming off possibly two of her best back-to-back games in her career, as she averaged 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in the last two outings. She was named the Mountain West Women's Basketball Player of the Week on Monday for her superb play.
In its last game out, Fresno State out-rebounded Boise State by 15 boards. It ended a four-game streak where the Bulldogs had been out-rebounded. Leading the charge on the glass is Jacinta Vandenberg, who has averaged 11 rebounds over the last two games.
The Bulldogs have also played solid defense since the opening of Mountain West play, and for the most part the entire year. The Bulldogs are second in the MW in scoring defense for the entire season and in their last two games have held opponents to under 40 percent shooting and just 63 points both times.
Fresno State is 4-0 all-time against Air Force and in two MW victories against the Falcons last year, outscored Air Force by an average of 19 points. The Bulldogs forced the Falcons into a total of 58 turnovers in those two victories.
► Senior guard Taylor Thompson needs to score 21 more points to become the 20th player in school history to score 1,000 points in a career. She also needs just six more steals to break the school record for most in a career.
► Fresno State looks to improve to 3-0 in Mountain West play and 2-0 in league road games. Last season, the Bulldogs were 7-1 in MW road games with the one loss coming at San Diego State. The Bulldogs won 80-55 at Air Force last season.
► Fresno State's Jan. 11 home game against Colorado State has been picked up top be televised locally in Fresno and Clovis on CMAC. CMAC channels in the area are: Comcast Channel 94 or AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streamed online at www.cmac.tv.
Scouting Air Force (1-11, 0-2 MW)
Series History with Air Force
Jan. 11 Game vs. CSU to be Televised Locally