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Women's Basketball

Women's Hoops Heads Into December Looking To Continue Winning Ways

Files associated with this release:
12-13 WBB Release 4.pdf


While the air may be getting a little chilly, the action in the gym has been hot as six of the 10 women's hoops programs are at or above .500 heading into December.


• This week’s Big West non-conference slate has 10 of the 14 matchups taking place in league venues. Highlighting the home matchups are Fresno State visiting Pacific, top-ranked Stanford heading to UC Davis and Arizona making the trip to Long Beach State.

• Pacific moved its record to 5-0 last weekend, joining 31 other squads around the country without a loss. The Tigers have been a stingy bunch defensively, holding its foes to just 32% from the floor and just 20% from behind the three-point line. Those figures rank 22nd and 14th in the NCAA, respectively.

• UC Davis’ Cortney French had a belated start to her 2012-13 season, but proved she was worth the wait. The senior was named MVP of the Husky Classic Tournament, hosted by Houston Baptisit. French averaged 19.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals while connecting on a red-hot 47% (8-17) from three-point land. French also showed she has a high clutch rating with a trey with six seconds remaining in regulation to tie the Aggies’ eventual overtime win against Navy.

• Cal Poly head coach Faith Mimnaugh is on the verge of a career milestone this week. One more win by the Mustangs gives Mimnaugh her 200th career victory at the school. She is already the winningest coach in program history, amassing 199 wins to this point in 15-plus seasons.

• Its safe to say that no one is having a start to 2012-13 like UC Riverside’s Tre’Shonti Nottingham. The diminutive senior is averaging 27.6 points per game, the best figure in the Big West and the NCAA. She is also shooting a solid 40.6% from downtown and is atop the conference in free throw percentage (91.7) and steals per game (3.4).

• The Big West’s new double-double machine suits up for the league’s newest member in Kamilah Martin of Hawai’i. Martin, who is averaging 14.9 points and 10.3 rebounds, has collected three double-doubles over the Wahine’ first seven games. Martin has either been the high scorer or rebounder or both in all seven games and had a monster 23-point, 14-rebound effort in a victory over Oregon November 23.

• 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.