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Home Crowds Roar With Second Week of Women's Hoops

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The second week of Big West women's basketball will have a hometown feel as 11 of the 18 non-conference showdowns take place in Big West venues.


• There is a busy week on tap for the 10 women’s hoops programs as there are games scheduled for six of the seven days in the week. Hawai’i will be of particular interest both regionally and nationally as the Wahine host the Jack In The Box Rainbow Wahine Classic. The tournament is a showdown of champions as UH is joined by two-time defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Tennessee-Martin, 12-time defending Pac-12 champion Stanford and the consensus #1 team in the country, defending NCAA and Big 12 champion Baylor.

• Cal Poly picked up the first Big West win over a BCS league member Monday as the Mustangs downed Oregon State of the Pac-12 on the road in Corvallis, Ore. The win over the Beavers was the first for Cal Poly over a BCS conference member since the Mustangs downed the very same Beavers on November 14, 2006. That victory came in the friendly confines of Mott Gym in San Luis Obispo.

• Pacific’s road swing in the Pacific Northwest was a successful jaunt as the club picked up wins over Seattle and Eastern Washington, its first 2-0 start since the 2007-08 season. Now for the trivia portion...when was the last time the Tigers started 2-0 on the road and against Division I competition? That would be the 1993-94 season...a year that saw the team finish 16-12 and make it to the semifinals of the Big West Tournament.

• There’s something about Sacramento State that brings out the offense in a big way for Cal State Fullerton. The Titans put up 94 points on the Hornets Sunday, the most for the program since scoring 100 against CSUS on December 9, 2010. CSF has won each of its last four outings against the Hornets, scoring 80 points in each of those victories.

• UC Santa Barbara will have its first game in front of a friendly crowd this season as the squad hosts New Mexico State Wednesday. The Gauchos, who are the defending Big West Tournament champions, boast four seniors on the roster, the most since the 2009-10 club had five. In fact, the Gauchos haven’t had more than two seniors in any season since then.

• Long Beach State fans are used to seeing Chantel Dooley play outstanding defense, but the sophomore has started the season with an offensive spark as well. Dooley averaged 15.0 points over her first two contests, including a career-best 19 against Sacramento State. Dooley’s defense certainly did not let up over the first two games either as she registered a career-best seven steals against the Hornets and three more thefts against Iona.

• For the eighth year, institutions will air all home and conference matches on BigWest.TV, For the 2012-13 season, all BigWest.TV events will air free of charge. Head to thisweek for weekly event schedules.

BigWest.TV brings together live and on-demand video from each of the Big West’s ten member institutions. Now in its eighth year, BigWest.TV covers Big West sports, press conferences, interviews and features, including every home and conference contest in women’s volleyball as well as men’s and women’s basketball. Also covered are select contests in men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball and Big West Conference Championships.