Cowgirl Basketball Faces Nevada in Reno

Jan. 19, 2016


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For the second time in as many weeks, the Wyoming women’s basketball team will face the Nevada Wolf Pack. Wednesday’s game is set for a 7:30 p.m. MT tip at the Lawlor Events Center. Live stats, video and audio can be found on the women’s basketball Gameday Central page located on the website.

The Cowgirls are currently 10-6 overall and 3-3 in league play after a solid 18-point win, 66-48, over the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday night. Natalie Baker, Marquelle Dent and Marta Gomez combined for 46 points in the victory. Dent finished her night with a game-high 20 points along with five assists and five rebounds in the win. Baker recorded 14 points followed by Gomez with 12. Wyoming shot 23-46 (.500) for the game and 10-of-20 (.500) from beyond the arc.

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, minutes played and steals and second in scoring. UW is shooting 365-of-895 (.408) from the field and 93-of-295 (.315) from beyond the arc this season. The Cowgirls are also outscoring opponents 67.0-62.0.

Nevada is 2-14 overall and 1-4 in MW play. The Wolf Pack are led by Nyasha Lesure who is averaging a team-high 12.9 points and 6.2 rebounds. Stephanie Schmid follows with 9.9 points and 2.4 boards. As a team, Nevada is averaging 56.3 points and 35.9 rebounds per contest. The Wolf Pack return one starter and five letterwinners to a team that went 9-21 overall and 5-13 in the MW a year ago.

This is the 20th meeting between the two schools. UW holds a 14-5 advantage in the series. The last time the two teams met was January 2, 2016 with the Cowgirls coming away with a 68-53 victory. Nevada is coached by Jane Albright who is in her eighth season with the program.