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UCSF Lab Worked Quickly To Confirm San Francisco’s Omicron Case – CBS San Francisco


SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — When word of a possible COVID omicron case reached UC San Francisco infectious disease specialist Dr. Charles Chiu, he knew that his team would have to work quickly.

Like all of us, he had heard the predictions and dire forecasts. Omicron was on its way. It would be here in the United States any day. That day arrived at 4 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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“We have worked very closely with the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the California Department of Public Health and Color Genomics on genome surveillance of the virus,” Chiu said. “When we identify positive cases, COVID-19 cases in this city and county, we make an attempt to sequence all the cases.”

The UCSF lab received the suspicious positive test from the Color Lab Tuesday evening. The San Francisco resident had fallen ill after returning to San Francisco International Airport after a trip to South Africa — a hotbed of the new strain — on Nov. 23. A sample taken from the patient had tested positive for COVID, but what strain was it?

“This particular sample, I heard about it yesterday at about 3 p.m.,” Chiu said at a morning news conference. “We were able to receive the sample in the laboratory by 8 p.m. We ran a very fast molecular test which looks for spike gene dropout. What this test can tell you that you may have detected omicron, but it’s not conclusive.”

The team then worked well into the early hours of Wednesday morning further testing the sample. They had to sequence the viral genome using a high-tech device known as a nanopore sequencer, a device just slightly larger than a USB stick.

“It’s powered by the USB port in your laptop. It enables us to do very rapid sequencing,” said Chiu. “That’s how we were able to get a result and identify this variant within a few hours. If we had to run this on a traditional instrument, typically it takes at least a day.”

“We were able to confirm the detection of omicron in five hours and had nearly the entire genome in eight hours. At 4 a.m. last night we were able to conclusively demonstrate that this was an infection of the omicron variant.”

In a news release, San Francisco officials confirmed the individual was a traveler who returned from South Africa on November 22.

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“The individual, who is a San Francisco resident, is self-isolating and is experiencing mild symptoms,” the officials said. “We are continuing to speak with the individual about any persons with whom they have been in contact.”

The individual, who was not named, fell ill and sought medical treatment that led to the discovery on Monday.

“The patient themselves reached out to San Francisco Department of Public Health as soon as they found out they were positive, because they were concerned themselves,” said Scott Topper, Vice President of Clinical Operations for Color Health.

The World Health Organization designates omicron a “variant of concern.” In a technical brief released this week, WHO noted that the variant poses a “very high” global risk. The variant was first identified by scientists in South Africa and has since been detected in several countries.

Scientists are working to determine how transmissible the variant is, how sick it makes people and how well current vaccines work against it. Until more information is learned about the variant, the United States restricted travel from South Africa and seven other countries.

Chiu believes this is not the only case of the omicron variant in the U.S., just the only detected one.

“I’m almost certain that this finding is only the tip of the iceberg and that we will continue to see cases in the United States.”

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Andria Borba contributed to this report.



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Lady Raiders Return Home for Thursday Matinee vs. No. 20 Georgia on ESPNU


LUBBOCK, Texas — The Texas Tech Lady Raiders return to United Supermarkets Arena Thursday for an 11 a.m. nationally-televised (ESPNU) matchup against the No. 20 Georgia Lady Bulldogs.
Tech and Georgia will meet for just the second time in program history, and for the first time since the 1984-85 season.

LAST TIME OUT FOR TECH:

The Lady Raiders closed play at the Van Chancellor Classic 2-1 last weekend. Tech opened the weekend with a 71-67 victory over Ball State on Friday. In that contest, senior forward Taylah Thomas had a career-best 18 points and 17 rebounds, while Lexy Hightower added 15 points.

On Saturday, the Lady Raiders suffered their first loss of the season, falling to Old Dominion 59-45. After falling behind as many as 27 points in that game, the Lady Raiders cut the deficit to single digits in the fourth, before the comeback effort came up short.

Sunday, Tech bounced back in a big way, using a 27-point first quarter to cruise to an 82-75 victory. In the contest, all five Lady Raider scorers were in double-figures led by Hightower’s 17 points. The West Texas A&M transfer also grabbed eight rebounds and had six assists.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

MATCHUP:
Texas Tech (7-1) vs. No. 20 Georgia (6-0)

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: United Supermarkets Arena (Lubbock, Texas)

TV: ESPNU

Radio: Texas Tech Radio Network/The Varsity App

KNOW YOUR FOE:

Georgia Lady Bulldogs (6-0):


Georgia enters Thursday’s matchup with Texas Tech ranked No. 20 in the country, after defeating Notre Dame 71-67 and Marquette 70-45. One of the best defensive teams in the country, Georgia has four times held a team to 45 points or fewer and has allowed under 60 in every single game except the Notre Dame game that went to overtime.

On the year, forward Jenna Staiti leads the Lady Bulldogs in points (13.3), rebounds (8.0), blocks (17) and field goals made (31). Led by Staiti, Georgia has three different people scoring in double-figures this season. Guards Que Morrison and Sarah Ashlee Barker are averaging 10.5 and 10.2 points respectively.

UP NEXT:

The Lady Raiders return to action a week from Sunday, when they travel to Canyon, Texas to clash with UNLV. The game will be a homecoming for HC Krista Gerlich and guard Lexy Hightower. Gerlich coached the Lady Buffs from 2006-13, while Hightower played for West Texas A&M from 2017-21. Tip-off from the First United Bank Center is set for 2 p.m.

 



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IUPUI HITS THE ROAD TO FACE CONFERENCE FOE


DETROIT, Mich. – After forfeiting the first two conference games of the season due to Covid-19 implications, the IUPUI women’s basketball team will travel to Detroit, Michigan to take on Horizon League competitor, Detroit Mercy on Thursday (Dec. 2) at 7:00 p.m.
 
The Jaguars enter the game after an 80-47 victory over Butler on Sunday at the Jungle. Sophomore transfer Rachel Kent led the Jags with 16 points, all from behind the arc to help the Jags tie the IUPUI record of three’s made in a game with 16. Red-shirt senior Destiny Perkins followed with 12 points and four assists. Other starters, Natalie Andersen added 11 points with three three-pointers, Madison Wise scored three points with six assists and Macee Williams added eight points and three assists.
 
Head coach Austin Parkinson‘s team finished the 2020-21 season with a conference record of 11-3 and fell to Wright State in the Horizon League championship game. IUPUI looks for redemption this season and was voted atop the Horizon League Women’s Basketball Preseason Polls for 2021.
 
IUPUI will face the Titans for their first conference matchup besides the two forfeited games. Detroit Mercy enters the game 0-2 in conference play and 0-6 overall after losing to Akron, 67-60 on Monday. Sophomore Irene Murua leads the Titans, averaging 10 points per game and shooting 54.2 percent from the floor. Murua also leads the team in rebounds with 6.8 per game.

The Jags are 6-0 against the Titans and last faced them on Feb. 6, 2020, when IUPUI defeated Detroit Mercy 95-54. Thursday’s game at Detroit Mercy will be aired on ESPN+ with tip off at 7 p.m.



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Boys, girls tournaments tip-off season


One coach jokingly said he forgot where he’s supposed to stand during games and another says this season is going to be kind of like starting from scratch.

The high school basketball season is underway in Nevada and full speed ahead, mostly.

The 2020-21 winter high school sports, basketball and wrestling, were cancelled in Nevada, due to the pandemic.

And this season, some teams are not being allowed to travel outside of Washoe County, until COVID-19 testing procedures are clarified in some other counties.

But in the North 5A, boys and teams played last week and again on Tuesday night.

On Tuesday, Bishop Manogue beat Carson (72-46), Spanish Springs beat Galena (71-50), Douglas beat Reno and Damonte Ranch got past McQueen (79-71).

“It’s pretty special being back on the court,” Damonte Ranch coach Brian Voyles said. “We’ve talked about not taking anything for granted.”

Reed has five players with varsity experience and coach Keegan Bosier said they are doing a good job providing leadership.

“It’s exciting to be back,” Bosier said. “The kids love it. You can tell they’re a little out of shape and they’re still working on some things. They haven’t played high school basketball in two years.”

He said most teams are unknowns, especially in these first few weeks of the season.

Spanish Springs is the defending North large-school champion, beating Reed in the final in Febuary 2020.

Bishop Manogue should be among the top contenders for the league title this season. Coach Bill Ballinger has height, only one player is under 6 feet tall, to go along with some experience, thanks to playing a club schedule over the summer and fall.

He said parity should be the rule in the nine-team North 5A league this season.

“There’s as much parity as I’ve ever seen,” Ballinger said. 

After the Wild West Shootout, the Miners will travel to a high-caliber tournament in California.

“I always want to play the best I can possibly play,” Ballinger said.

Reno coach Matt Ochs said he told his staff he was nervous before the Huskies game last Saturday against Hug.

“I felt rusty. i wasn’t sure where to stand, or what to do,” Ochs joked.  “It’s such a blessing to be back.”

Reno has one player with significant varsity experience, Grayson Grinsell, and six sophomores.

“There are going to be games that are kind of chaotic,” Ochs said. “We told our parents that it’s going to be kind of a fun, crazy, wild ride. The good thing is they’re coachable and they play really hard.”

After league games Tuesday, most schools are playing in tournaments next week, then return to league play in mid-December.

League play will be 16 games, with each team facing the others twice, home and away.

The Wild West Shootout is Thursday-Saturday at Bishop Manogue and features some strong teams, including defending state champion Bishop Gorman.

Games Thursday are: 2 p.m,, Jesuit vs. Douglas; 3:45 p.m., Bishop Gorman vs. Folsom; 5:30 p.m., Foothill vs. Bishop Manogue and at 7:15 p.m., Spanish Springs vs. Vacaville.

Games continue Friday at 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. with winners bracket semifinals at 5:30 and 7:15 p.m.

On Saturday, games are at 10 and 11:45 a.m. with the championship at 1:30 p.m. The consolation championship is set for 3:15 p.m.

The Wild West Shootout raises money for The Sierra Kids Foundation, an autism treatment program in Northern Nevada, and helps families and kids of all ages.

Gorman is playing for its 10th straight state championship this season.

Bishop Manogue coach Bill Ballinger expects his team to be among the contenders. The Miners club team played in several tournaments outside of Nevada over the summer and fall and gained valuable experience.

Girls basketball

Bishop Manogue rolled over Carson on Tuesday; Reno beat Douglas; Damonte Ranch beat McQueen and Galena beat Spanish Springs.

Damonte Ranch girls coach Erica Mckenzie said everything feels brand new about this season.

“We’ve been talking about it a lot in the program. It’s because we didn’t have a season in 2020-21,” she said. “We’re excited, we have a great group of kids.”

She has three players with varsity experience, all juniors.

Damonte Ranch plays in the Cardinal Newman tournament on Thursday, against Archbishop Mitty, which is coming off an 81-7 win over Santa Cruz.

In Washoe County, there are tournament games at Sparks, Reno and Spanish Springs this Thursday-Saturday.

The Brickhouse Classic at Sparks High School is Thursday-Saturday and teams include: Sparks; Hug; North Valleys; Excel Christian; Coral Academy of Science; Truckee;  White Pine and Moapa Valley.

At 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Truckee plays Coral Academy; at 4:45 p.m., Sparks plays White Pine; at 6:15 p.m. North Valleys plays Excel and at 7:45 p.m., Hug plays Moapa Valley.

On Thursday, at Reno, Galena plays Fernley (3 p.m.); Douglas plays Elko (4:30 p.m.); Carson plays Lassen (6 p.m.); and Reno plays Faith Lutheran (7:30 p.m.)

There are also games at Spanish Springs starting at 3 p.m. Thursday. McQueen plays Springs at 4:30 p.m., and Spanish Springs plays Spring Cree at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tournaments games continue Friday at both Reno and Spanish Springs, starting at 3 p.m.. On Saturday, at Reno, Carson plays Spring Creek at 9 a.m., Douglas plays Faith Lutheran at 10:30 a.m., Galena plays Elko at noon and Reno plays Lassen at 1:30 p.m.

Games also start at Spanish Springs at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Jim Krajewski covers high school and youth sports for the Reno Gazette Journal. Follow him on Twitter @RGJPreps. Support his work by subscribing to RGJ.com





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Bad break for Aztecs as Lamont Butler suffers wrist injury


Three thoughts on San Diego State’s 72-47 win against Long Beach State on Tuesday night at Viejas Arena:

With 9:02 left, sophomore guard Lamont Butler split the defense, dribbled down the lane, elevated and threw down a two-handed jam that drew maybe the loudest roar on a night when the Aztecs would dunk six other times.

At least it’s a good memory to hold for the next month, while he sits out with a broken left wrist.

Butler immediately pointed to his wrist and asked out of the game. The initial prognosis was a sprain and that he could return if necessary. It wasn’t necessary, with SDSU up 27, and he didn’t.

But X-rays Wednesday showed a non-displaced fracture (that won’t require surgery), and the Aztecs now must play the remainder of the nonconference season without their 6-foot-2 bull in a china shop.

“It’s like a skateboard accident,” coach Brian Dutcher said. “He put out his hand to brace himself on the fall and fractured the wrist.”

The good news: Because of exam week and the Christmas holiday, that encompasses only five Division I games. Had he missed the month of January, it would be nine. And because it’s an arm instead of a lower body injury, he can maintain some semblance of fitness.

The bad news: He won’t play at No. 24 Michigan on Saturday or Dec. 17 against Saint Mary’s in Phoenix — the two remaining nonconference chances at quality wins so important for NCAA Tournament selection purposes.

Butler had made the biggest stride of SDSU’s three-man freshman class from last season, earning a starting spot ahead of fifth-year senior Adam Seiko, regularly guarding the opposing team’s best perimeter player (he held USC leading scorer Boogie Ellis to two points, 15 under his average). He also was becoming one of the Aztecs’ most consistent offensive weapons, averaging 12.0 points over the last five games while shooting 47.6 percent overall and 47.1 percent behind the arc.

Now what?

The obvious replacement is Seiko, who participated in part of practice Wednesday after missing the last 2½ games with quad contusion. He played some point for the Uganda national team at the FIBA AfroBasket tournament last summer but doesn’t have the same dribble penetration skills. That, and even more minutes for starting guard Trey Pulliam.

Other candidates for increased minutes are less experienced: sophomore Keith Dinwiddie, who appeared in just seven games last season; and Duquesne transfer Chad Baker-Mazara, who at 6-7 gives the Aztecs more size on the floor but hasn’t yet mastered the defensive system and has made only 5 of 25 shot attempts.

“We can fill minutes,” Dutcher said, “but we can’t replace Lamont. He’s been playing great for us. He’s so tough defensively that he takes the pressure off Trey by guarding the other team’s point guard. The No. 1 concern is whether Trey is capable of playing heavy minutes and having primary ballhandling duties. When he and Lamont are both in the game, they can take turns bringing the ball up the floor.

“But we’ll just have to figure it out.”

2. Next man up

Dinwiddie entered Tuesday’s game with 11 points in six games this season.

Then he scored 12.

It wasn’t an en-fuego, heat-check shooting performance — 4 of 9 overall, 2 of 7 behind the arc — but it was a welcome, timely step forward by a guy whose role will expand with Butler and Seiko both injured. This is a team desperately in need of a reliable, respected perimeter marksman; Dinwiddie might be the only guy on the roster who fits the job description.

“Keith has to shoot the ball for us to be good,” Dutcher said. “Every time Keith shoots it, I think it’s going in. But he missed a couple wide open ones. As he continues to grow in his confidence and his percentage rises from 3, we’ll be a more dangerous team at the offensive end.”

More impressive, in some ways, is what he’s done at the other end. You don’t play defense, you don’t play at this program. It took a freshman season sitting on the bench for him to fully embrace that, and he’s become a committed defender who is taking charges, tipping passes and grasping the sophisticated rotations.

So much that when he wasn’t scoring, he stayed on the floor because he wasn’t a defensive liability.

“When I’m not scoring,” Dinwiddie said, “old me would just be out there. Now, being here, there’s so much more to the game than just offense.”

Added Pulliam: “You can tell defensively, he’s in the right spots. He knows when he makes a mistake now. He doesn’t need anybody to tell him. That’s the biggest thing, him recognizing it.”

Dinwiddie played a career high 20½ minutes against USC last Friday. He played 21 on Tuesday.

“If I have this opportunity and not come in and produce, it’s just going to be the next man up,” Dinwiddie said. “I’m just trying to take as much advantage of this as I can.”

The Aztecs get an extra day to prepare for Michigan, which has a 9:15 p.m. EST tip at North Carolina on Wednesday night as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. They’ll use it, too.

“I told our guys I’d like to give them the day off but we’re not,” Dutcher said. “We have an extra prep day, so we have to take advantage of it. I told them, ‘We won’t tax your legs. It might be more mental. But we have to prep for Michigan.’ They’re traveling, they’re playing North Carolina, so all their focus is on North Carolina. Our focus right now is (already) on Michigan.”

There’s another reason. Because of the four-hour flight and three-hour time change, Dutcher won’t have his normal road routine Friday, where his team practices in San Diego before getting on the plane. The best option was a nonstop that leaves at 7 a.m.

They’ll get in Michigan’s Crisler Center after arriving, but not for a full practice. Experience has taught him that much.

“After we travel a full day and then try to practice, usually that doesn’t set itself up for a good performance on the practice floor,” Dutcher said. “You’ve been on the plane four hours, our flight is at 7 in the morning, we’ll be up early. I like to just get there and shoot around, get familiar with Crisler, maybe walk through a few things but try to get all our prep work done Wednesday and Thursday leading to Friday’s travel.”

The game Saturday is at 1 p.m. EST, so there isn’t time for a shootaround, usually at noon, like there would be before a night tip.

That makes Wednesday and Thursday key prep days. Friday is for travel and a brief walk-through. It also helps that he was able to save legs in the blowout win, using 14 players and no one more than 25 minutes.

“You have to set what you want to accomplish and have a smaller amount to work on,” Dutcher said of the Friday evening session at Crisler. “If you try to do everything in that day, they are taxed mentally and physically and they can’t get it done.”





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Namibia: Impalila Added to Trusted Travel Platform


Impalila Island on the eastern tip of Namibia has been officially added to the trusted travel platform, a system designed to verify and authenticate Covid-19 test results.

Government through the health ministry announced the launch of the trusted travel system in the country recently, which means passengers intending to travel to Namibia are expected to visit any of the trusted travel accredited laboratories for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Covid-19 test. “The transition period has been extended from 1 December 2021 to 15 January 2022 to allow for a smooth transition, especially given many anticipated travels during the festive season,” shared health ministry executive director Ben Nangombe.

The system is used for verification and authentication of Covid-19 test results based on a collaborative effort across a network of participating Covid-19 testing laboratories and port health authorities.

Nangombe said after 15 January 2022, only Covid-19 certificates obtained on the trusted travel platform or verified on the global haven system will be valid for exit or entry into Namibia at the Impalila Island border post.

This platform allows for the detection of counterfeit test results and enhances cross-border collaboration and confidence in Covid-19 results originating from other countries.

Furthermore, it provides updated information on entry requirements and travel restrictions for participating member states.

“The ministry appreciates the cooperation and input received from the public and concerned industries in perfecting the TT system as an intervention to curb potential importation of positive Copvid-19 cases in Namibia,” said Nangombe.

The trusted travel platform will be available for use at Oshikango, Walvis Bay International Airport, Walvis Bay harbour, Omahenene, Hosea Kutako International Airport, Muhembo, Katima Mulilo, Ngoma, Lüderitz, Ariamsvlei, Noordoewer and Trans-Kalahari Border posts.



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Training Tip: When the checklist can wait


Aeronautical Information Manual Table 7-1-7 defines “Known or Observed or Detected Ice Accretion” as “actual ice observed visually to be on the aircraft by the flight crew or identified by on-board sensors.” Actual adhesion to the aircraft, rather than the existence of potential icing conditions, is the determining factor in this definition. This winter, take a few extra minutes to study the current and forecast weather, icing charts, alternatives, and pireps, and review your exit plans to make an informed go/no-go decision regarding icing. Join the discussion >

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How I Spent It: 3 Women Share Their Travel Budgets Down to the Dollar


We ate out for all of our meals: I ended up spending around $450 on food and drinks throughout the trip. Santa Fe is known for green chili, so I had a goal of eating green chili in every meal (which I succeeded in, thanks to all of the breakfast burritos, salsa, mixtos, enchiladas, tamales, tapas, and, yes, a green chili croissant that I ordered at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market). I even bought a green chili scented candle for $17, which smells exactly like roasting green chilis. It’s incredible.

Because this trip was really about art, we hit up the Georgia O’Keeffe museum (where I spent $20 on the ticket and $50 on some prints and a t-shirt—love a museum store) and purchased tickets to MEOW-WOLF, a gigantic interactive, immersive art installation, where tickets go for $43. We spent a few afternoons bopping through the town, browsing though the art galleries sprinkled along Canyon Road. We were also on the hunt for turquoise jewelry—another Santa Fe speciality—but because turquoise can come at a steep price, we visited an amazing thrift shop called The Double Take where I bought a silver and opal ring for a fraction of the usual price ($150). We heard about a nearby town called Chimayo that’s well-known for textiles and rugs, so we made plans to visit the town, but on our way there we took a detour and stopped by the Nambé Falls & Lake Recreation Area where we went on a hike (and by that, I mean we waded through a river barefoot and climbed a rock face) to see a waterfall. By the time we finished the hike, we were exhausted—and ravenous—and decided to skip Chimayo and grab some mixtos and micheladas ($30) at Rancho de Chimayo before heading back to our Airbnb.

On our last day, Monday, we bought $21 day passes for El Rey Motel so we could hang out and work remotely by their pool. On our way to the airport, we stopped and grabbed a quick dinner at a large industrial food hall called the Sawmill Market in Albuquerque before taking a red eye back to New York.

My Total: $1,786

A quick solo trip to Charleston, South Carolina

Kathryn Crimmins, who is in her mid 30s, works in healthtech in New York City.

A couple of years ago, I spent a month living in Charleston, South Carolina, and quickly fell in love with the city’s charm and history. I was eager to head back for a quick visit and figured early November would be the perfect time — New York was getting chillier and Charleston was wide open and welcoming visitors again after the craziness that was 2020.

I found a roundtrip flight from LaGuardia Airport to Charleston International Airport for $95. This route can get pretty expensive but if you purchase your ticket well ahead of time and opt for basic economy, you can keep it cheap. I arrived on a Thursday and took an Uber straight to the very beach-trendy Ryder Hotel, a recently renovated boutique hotel downtown, where I booked a three-night stay for $875.

I kicked off my weekend with some small bites at a modern Southern-style restaurant Lenoir before dropping into a comedy show (for just $15) at Theatre 99, a live improv comedy venue right around the corner from my hotel. After the show, I ordered a couple drinks from Little Palm, Ryder Hotel’s bar, and was able to keep the tab low since a free welcome cocktail came with my stay.



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WBB: Huskies Return Home to Host Texas State


Texas State Bobcats (3-2) at HBU Huskies (3-4)

Thursday, December 2 – 6:00 p.m.

Sharp Gymnasium – Houston, Texas

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HOUSTON – The HBU women’s basketball team returns home from a three game road trip to host the Texas State Bobcats in Sharp Gym Thursday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

 

The Huskies (3-4, 0-0 SLC) return home to Sharp Gym where they have yet to drop a game this year as they look to end a three game skid. HBU’s last two contests were nail biters, including an overtime loss to Montana and a loss against GCU in which the Lopes pulled away very late.

 

Marilyn Nzoiwu is coming off of a week in which she was named an honorable mention in Southland Conference Player of the Week voting. She averaged a double-double with 11 points and 11.3 rebounds over three games while shooting just under 62 percent from the floor, 50 percent from long range, and was a perfect 6 of 6 from the foul line. Her 13 point and 13 rebound performance against New Mexico were both season highs along with the five field goals she made against Montana.

 

N’Denasija Collins also had a big week, averaging 13.6 points and seven rebounds across the weeks slate of games including a 20 point and 10 rebound double-double against Montana. Collins also leads the Huskies with 17 steals on the season and Julija Vujakovic has added 14. Abbey Sutherland leads the Huskies in blocks with seven.

 

The Bobcats (3-2, 0-0 SBC) are coming off of a loss to Texas Tech and a blowout win against Arlington Baptist in which three different Bobcats earned double-doubles. Da’Nasia Hood leads Texas State in scoring and rebounding averaging 16.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. The Bobcats shoot 43 percent from the field while holding their opponents to just 38 percent. From three point range they shoot 32 percent while holding opponents to 24 percent.

 

The last time the Huskies and Bobcats met was in 2015 where Texas State walked away victorious, 71-66. The overall series between the programs is tied, 2-2.

 

The Huskies will head back out on the road on next Monday when they travel to Edinburg, Texas to face UT Rio Grande Valley.

 



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