Cowgirl Basketball Plays Host to Spartans on Wednesday

Jan. 11, 2016


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The Wyoming women's basketball begins a two-game homestand on Wednesday against the San Jose State Spartans. The game is set to tip-off at 7 p.m. MT at the Arena-Auditorium. Live stats, video and audio can be found on the women's basketball Gameday Central page located on the website.

The Cowgirls are currently 9-5 overall and 2-2 in league after a tough 66-37 defeat by UNLV on Saturday night. Senior Marquelle Dent led the way with 12 points and three assists in 36 minutes of action. Junior Hailey Ligocki recorded a career-high eight points while freshman Marta Gomez added five points. Sophomore Natalie Baker brought down a team-high eight rebounds. The Cowgirls shot 15-of-53 (.283) and 0-of-21 (.000) from three. Wyoming's 201 game streak of hitting a three in a game was snapped.

Dent currently leads the team in scoring, assists and steals. She ranks first in assists, minutes played, second in assist/turnover ratio and third scoring in the MW, while in league games is first in assists, second in steals and scoring.

UW is shooting 319-of-795 (.410) from the field and 76-of-256 (.323) from beyond the arc this season. The Cowgirls are also outscoring opponents 69.5-62.5 and out rebounding teams 38.1-35.2.

The Spartans are currently 5-10 overall and 3-1 in MW play. Three players are averaging double-figures including Dezz Ramos who is averaging 19.0 points and 3.6 rebounds. She is followed by Nyre Harris with 10.7 points and Jasmine Smith with 10.2 points per contest. Riana Byrd leads the way with 6.9 rebounds along with 8.9 points. As a team, San Jose State is averaging 77.1 points and 40.1 rebounds. The Spartans return three starters and eight letterwinners to a team that went 15-17 overall and 7-11 in league action a year ago.

This is the seventh between the two schools with UW holding a 5-1 advantage in the series. The last time the two teams met was February 14, 2015. The Cowgirls came out on top with a 71-61 victory. San Jose State is coached by Jamie Craighead who is in her third season with the program.