LARAMIE, Wyo. -
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 GoWyo.com 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.