LARAMIE, Wyo. (Jan. 30, 2017) – In its only meeting of the regular season, the Wyoming women’s basketball team will host the San Diego State Aztecs on Wednesday night. The game is set for 6:30 p.m. MT at the Arena-Auditorium. Live stats, video and audio can be found on the GoWyo.com website.
The Cowgirls enter the contest with a 15-5 overall record and 7-2 in league play after a 64-54 loss against the Boise State Broncos on Saturday. Junior Liv Roberts led the way with a team-high 13 points and six rebounds in her 39 minutes of action. Sophomore Marta Gomez chipped in ten points followed by freshman Taylor Rusk with nine points. Redshirt sophomore Bailee Cotton brought down six boards and added six points. Wyoming shot 19-54 (.352) from the field and 10-10 (1.00) from the free throw line but committed 15 turnovers.
Roberts leads the team averaging 15.7 points and 8.0 rebounds plus 2.4 assists. She ranks fourth in the MW in scoring, fifth in field goal percentage, seventh in rebounding. In league games, she is fourth in three-point field goal percentage, scoring and rebounding. Junior Natalie Baker follows with 9.5 points per game and 5.4 rebounds, while Gomez is chipping in 9.5 points and 3.3 rebounds.
UW is shooting 473-1094 (.432) from the field and 156-406 (.384) from beyond the arc. The Cowgirls are also outscoring opponents 67.3-54.2 and out rebounding teams 36.5-33.2. Wyoming ranks first in assists as well as three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage.
The Aztecs enter the game with an 8-11 overall record and 3-5 in league play. Last time out, SDSU was defeated by Colorado State 60-43 in Ft. Collins. San Diego State is led by junior McKynzie Fort who is averaging 16.3 points and 3.8 rebounds. Junior Khalia Lark leads the team in rebounding with 7.7 boards along with 11.5 points. As a squad, the Aztecs are shooting 433-1085 (.399) from the field, averaging 64.4 points and 33.7 rebounds per game.
This will be the 54th meeting between the two schools with San Diego State holding a 27-26 series lead. The last time the two teams met was March 7, 2016 with the Aztecs winning 62-44 in the opening round of the MW tournament in Las Vegas. San Diego State is coached by Stacie Terry who is in her fourth year with the program.