LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming women’s basketball team will conclude the week by hosting the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday. The game is set to tip-off at 2 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 GoWyo.com website.
The Cowgirls are currently 9-6 overall and 2-3 in league play after a last second shot gave San Jose State a 67-66 victory on Wednesday night. Four Cowgirl starters finished the night in double-figures led by senior Marquelle Dent. She recorded a team-high 20 points and seven assists in 40 minutes of action. Sophomore Liv Roberts and freshman Marta Gomez each had 14 points followed by sophomore Natalie Baker with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Wyoming shot 23-of-54 (.426) from the field and 13-of-18 (.722) from the charity stripe.
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 and steals and second in scoring.
UW is shooting 342-of-849 (.403) from the field and 83-of-275 (.302) from beyond the arc this season. The Cowgirls are also outscoring opponents 67.1-63.0 and out rebounding teams 37.5-36.9.
UNM is 9-6 overall and 2-2 in league action. Last time out, the Lobos defeated UNLV 67-53 in Albuquerque. Two players are averaging double-figures including Khadijah Shumpert who is averaging a team-high 14.5 points and 6.7 rebounds. She is followed by Cherise Beynon who is adding 11.9 points plus 5.4 boards. As a team, New Mexico is averaging 64.9 points and 40.3 rebounds. The Lobos return four starters and 11 letterwinners to a team that went 21-13 overall and 14-4 in league play.
This is the 71st meeting between the two schools with UNM holding a 39-31 advantage in the series. The last time the two teams met was March 6, 2015. The Lobos came out on top with a 66-55 victory. New Mexico is coached by Yvonne Sanchez who is in her fifth season with the program.