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BYU women's basketball: Cougars host San Diego State in WNIT

Published March 22, 2013 10:46 am

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After a warm-up win against Idaho State to open the WNIT, life gets a little more complicated for BYU in the second round against former Mountain West Conference foe San Diego State.

The Cougars (22-10) and Aztecs (26-6) tip off at 2 p.m. in the Marriott Center in Provo.

"I don't think we played our best game, but we got it done," said BYU coach Jeff Judkins following Wednesday night's 69-54 victory against the Bengals.

BYU's 6-foot-7 post Jennifer Hansom dominated ISU, reaching double figures before halftime and finishing with a career-high 25 points to go with 12 rebounds and five blocks. Guard Haley Steed contributed 20 points with nine assists.

San Diego State, which beat Santa Barbara in the WNIT first round and returns four starters from 2012, was the Mountain West Conference champion during the regular season. SDSU lost to Fresno State in the tournament final.

Chelsea Hopkins leads the Aztecs in rebounding, assists and steals. —

San Diego State at BYU

O At the Marriott Center (Provo)

Tipoff • Saturday, 2 p.m.

TV • BYUtv. Radio • None

Records • SDSU 26-6; BYU 22-10

Series history • BYU leads 28-13

Last meeting • BYU 56, SDSU 52 (Feb. 26, 2011)

About the Aztecs • SDSU won the regular-season Mountain West Conference title at 15-1. ... SDSU advanced to the second round of the WNIT with a 69-46 win against Santa Barbara. ... Courtney Clements averages 17.9 points a game.

About the Cougars • BYU has outrebounded teams in 20 of 32 games played. ... BYU advanced in the WNIT after beating Idaho State. ... Jennifer Hansom leads the Cougars in scoring (11.2) and rebounding (8.3).