|Vandal women visit SJSU|
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Idaho women's basketball team will try to make it a road sweep on Saturday when they visit San Jose State in the second-half of a two-game road trip after stealing a victory against Hawai'i in Honolulu on Thursday. Saturday's game tips off at 8:30 p.m. at the Event Center on the SJSU campus.
The Vandals overcame an 18-point second-half deficit to win 69-61 on Thursday, and will look to win back-to-back games for the first time since Feb. 2, 2011 when they visit the Spartans.
Idaho enters the game with a 6-16 overall record and a 1-5 mark in Western Athletic Conference play. SJSU is 8-13 on the seasons and 3-3 in the WAC.
Idaho sophomore Alyssa Charlston is the lone Vandal averaging double-figures in points this season, as she enters the game with a 14.5 scoring average to go along with 8.1 rebounds per game, ranking fifth in the WAC in both categories. Her 1.27 blocks per game also rank fourth in the league.
The Spartans have three starters scoring in double figures, led by Brittany Johnson's league-leading 19.6 points per game. Johnson also averages 8.6 rebounds per game. Sara Plavljanin provides 14.0 points per game for San Jose State, while Ta'Rea Cunnigan averages 11.8.
Idaho leads the all-time series against SJSU 12-10, but the teams have split their regular season meetings in each of the last two seasons, with the home team winning the last four games in the series.
Idaho will return home next week to host New Mexico State on Feb. 9 and Louisiana Tech on Feb. 11. Both games are doubleheaders with the Vandal men's team, and will tip off at 5:30 p.m. in the Cowan Spectrum.