Do not watch the San Diego State women’s basketball team if you are weak-hearted. The down-to-the-wire, exciting finishes may be too much for you.
Since starting conference play on Jan. 5, SDSU (8-9, 2-3 Mountain West Conference) has only been in contests decided by three points or less.
The Aztecs opened conference play with a two-point loss to TCU, which now leads the conference with a perfect 6-0 record. A few days later, SDSU took Utah to overtime, but lost by three.
Since the 0-2 start in league play, the Aztecs have improved, winning two of their last three games.
It has been senior center Paris Johnson who has been putting up career numbers and leading SDSU in several statistics. She averages more than eight rebounds and 15 points per game, both team-highs.
However, it really has been a joint effort from SDSU with a variety of players, including Courtney Clements, Jessika Bradley and Coco Davis, who are averaging more than eight points a game and have all stepped up in crucial points during these close conference games.
The Aztecs expect another close game when they take on BYU (12-7, 4-1 MWC) at Viejas Arena tonight. As the men’s teams from each respective school will be in the national spotlight when they clash in Provo, Utah, a tight battle will be sure to ensue in San Diego, as SDSU has already shown it can play close with any team in the conference.
If the Aztecs are going to beat the second-place team in the conference, they must contain Cougar guard Mindy Bonham, who leads the team in scoring and is shooting more than 43 percent from the field.
Johnson should have an advantage down low for SDSU, as she will statistically be the best rebounder and scorer in tonight’s game.
No matter the result, the Aztecs will probably be in a close one down the stretch.