LARAMIE, Wyo. (Feb. 13, 2017) – The Wyoming women’s basketball team will open up the week on the road with a tough challenge against the Colorado State Rams. The game is set for a 7 p.m. MT tip time at Moby Arena. Live stats, video and audio can be found on the GoWyo.com website.
The Cowgirls enter the contest with an 18-6 overall record and are 10-3 in league play after a 59-40 win over Utah State on Saturday afternoon. Junior Liv Roberts led the way for the Cowgirls with 14 points, six rebounds and four assists. Freshman Taylor Rusk came off the bench and chipped in ten points and five rebounds followed by redshirt sophomore Bailee Cotton with nine points and a career-high nine boards. Wyoming shot 19-48 (.396) from the field and 18-20 (.900) from the charity stripe. The Cowgirls out rebounded the Aggies 42-28 and had 26 points in the paint.
Roberts leads the team averaging 15.4 points and 7.8 rebounds plus 2.5 assists. She ranks fourth in the MW in scoring, sixth in field goal percentage and in rebounding. In league games, she is third in scoring, fifth in rebounding and seventh in field goal percentage. Gomez is adding nine points and 3.2 rebounds, while junior Natalie Baker is chipping in 8.9 points.
UW is shooting 569-1290 (.441) from the field and 180-475 (.379) from beyond the arc. The Cowgirls are also outscoring opponents 66.9-53.5 and out rebounding teams 36.5-31.6. Wyoming ranks first in field goal percentage as well as three-point field goal percentage, free throw percentage and assists.
Colorado State enters the game 19-6 overall and a league-leading 11-2 in MW play. Last time out, the Rams needed overtime to defeat Fresno State, 66-64. Senior Ellen Nystrom leads the way with 15.1 points and 7.8 rebounds. Fellow senior Elin Gustavsson follows with 12.9 points and 6.1 boards. As a squad, the Rams are shooting 600-1421 (.422) from the field, averaging 65.4 points and 36.8 rebounds per contest.
This will be the 97th meeting between the two schools. The series is even at 48 all. The last time the two teams met was February 20, 2016 with the Rams earning a 62-57 win in Laramie. Colorado State is coached by Ryun Williams who is in his fifth season with the program.