Cowgirl Basketball Set to Battle Rams

Jan. 24, 2006

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

In the first of two games this week, the Wyoming women's basketball team will host their rival to the south, the Colorado State Rams, on Wednesday, Jan. 28. The game is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Arena Auditorium.

It's also UW Faculty/Staff appreciation and Elementary School Day at the game as the Cowgirls try and break the attendance record of 3,000 fans. Free popcorn bags are being distributed to all UW faculty and staff, plus they will receive $3.00 admission with an appropriate flyer. Every elementary school child will receive a ticket to the game, courtesy of local businesses, and parents will also get a flyer for a $3.00 ticket. LCCC and WyoTech students will get in free with a Student ID. Finally, Cowgirl basketball fans who attended the BYU game on January 18th can redeem their BYU ticket stub at the Cowgirl vs. CSU game and receive a special Buy One, Get One Free admission opportunity for the game. To take advantage of this offer, please bring your BYU stub to a ticket booth just prior to the CSU game.

The Cowgirls are 12-4 overall and 2-3 in MWC play after a disappointing 60-44 loss to the 23rd ranked BYU Cougars last week. Wyoming is led in scoring and rebounding by sophomore Hanna Zavecz who is averaging 13.9 points and 6.2 rebounds along with 3.6 assists and 2.3 steals per game. She is followed by Jodi Bolerjack with 12.2 points per game and Megan McGuffey with 8.6 points per game.

The Rams are currently 7-9 overall and 1-4 in the MWC. Colorado State is led by Melissa Dennett who is averaging 15.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. They come in to this season with four returning starters and seven letterwinners from a team that went 15-13 overall and 6-8 in the MWC a year ago.

This will be the 72nd meeting between the two schools. CSU leads the series 40-31. The last time the two teams met was Feb. 24, 2005 as Wyoming defeated the Rams 68-45 in Laramie. Colorado State is coached by Jen Warden who is in her first year with the program and her fourth as a head coach.