Fresno State guard Raven Fox (1) drives to the basket in Saturday’s win over Colorado State at the Save Mart Center. (Darlene Wendels/The Collegian)
The Fresno State women’s basketball team will play the San Jose State Spartans tonight on a highly positive note.
The ‘Dogs are on a 13-game winning streak, have not lost a game in conference play and have one vote in the Associated Press top-25 poll.
And after a win over the second-place Colorado State Rams, Fresno State can control its own destiny. All it needs to do is take it 40 minutes at a time.
For Bulldogs head coach Jaime White, that’s definitely an option.
“We’ve played really good on the road, and we want to continue to have that focus,” White said.
The Spartans are known as one of the quick teams in the conference, leading the conference in points per game (80.6) while posting a 3-6 record in Mountain West play. Their last two losses were by a total of five points.
“San Jose State is going to play zone and pressure us,” White said, “and they’re very physical and athletic in the passing lanes. I think we have to have the intention of taking care of the ball a little bit more than we have.”
The last time the two squads squared off, on Jan. 14, the ‘Dogs won 58-46. All time, Fresno State leads the series 53-19.
“Most of it is making sure we know what we have to do when we get to San Jose,” senior forward Alex Sheedy said. “We’ve played the Spartans before, and they’ve changed a little bit of what they’re doing.”
After San Jose State, the ‘Dogs will return home to face the UNLV Rebels on Feb. 11.