Women's Hoops Heads to Washington State
Nov. 20, 2013
Game #4 Nov. 22, 2013
The Fresno State women's basketball team continues its four-game road trip this weekend as they travel to play Washington State on Friday, Nov. 22 in Pullman, Wash.
Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. PT from Beasley Coliseum, where the Bulldogs have not played in since 2003 when Washington State defeated Fresno State 69-51. The two teams are split 2-2 all-time playing in Pullman, though the Bulldogs have won the last two matchups since 2003.
Fresno State enters the game with a 2-1 record, having defeated Cal State Fullerton in its first road match of the season and splitting two home games on opening weekend.
Senior guard Bree Farley lead the 'Dogs with 37 points after scoring 16 points in the first two contests of the season last time out and five against Fullerton.
The Bulldogs shot a season-best 43.6 percent from the field in the 68-57 road victory over Fullerton. Vandenberg led the Bulldogs, shooting 62.5 percent with 15 points while three other Bulldogs scored in double figures- Alex Sheedy (14), Taylor Thompson (14) and Robin Draper (11).
Fresno State, which ranked third in the nation last year with 12.9 steals per game, has 25 steals and forced 53 turnovers in its first three games this season. The Bulldog defense has held opponents to a 35.3 percent clip shooting the ball early on this year.
Fresno State has won six true road games in a row, obviously dating back to last season. The 'Dogs were 9-6 on the road last year and are 1-0 this season.
►Sophomore center Jacinta Vandenberg is coming off a career-high 15 points, she shot 62.5 percent from the field and went 5-for-6 from the line in the win over Cal State Fullerton.
► With nine steals in her first three games this year, senior guard Taylor Thompson has moved into second place for the most steals in school history and needs 30 more to break the school record of 275 that Rosie Moult set last season.
►Senior guard Bree Farley scored in double-digits just twice last season and has only four times in her first three years in the program. So far this year, she has scored 16 points in two games and has shot 46.7 percent from the field.
► This will be the 10th all-time meeting between the Bulldogs and Cougars. Fresno State defeated Washington State 82-59 last season at the Save Mart Center and leads the all-time series 7-2.
►Washington State is the second of three Pac-12 teams the Bulldogs will face in their nonconference schedule. Fresno State went 2-2 against the Pac-12 in 2013 and is 0-1 this season.
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