2000-2001 Cowgirl Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes

Jan. 22, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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Probable Starters: Here are the probable starters for this week's games:

Wyoming

Guard Brenda Pickup, Fr., 5-7, Brush Prairie, Wash.Guard Shelby Hoffman, Sr., 5-9, Gillette, Wyo.Forward Christy Bacon, Jr., 6-0, Colorado Springs, Colo.Forward Jessica Gibbs, Sr., 6-1, Wells, Nev.Center Ann McColl, So., 6-2, Everett, Wash.

This Week: The Cowgirls will host New Mexico on Thursday night at 7:00p.m., and then Air Force on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Both gameswill be played in the MultiPurpose Gym.

About New Mexico: The Cowgirls will host the New Mexico Lobos onThursday night. The Lobos are currently 12-6 overall and 3-1 inconference play. They are led by sophomore Jordan Adams, who isaveraging 16.9 points and 6.3 rebounds. This is the 38th meetingbetween the two schools, New Mexico leads the series 19-18. The lasttime these two teams met was Feb. 24, 2000 in Albuquerque, when theLobos came out on top with a 88-52 victory. The Lobos are coached by DonFlanagan, who is in his sixth season.

About Air Force: In the second game of the weekend, the Cowgirls willthe Air Force Academy Falcons. The Falcons currently have an 3-13overall record and a 0-3 conference mark. They are led by MorganBennett, who is averaging 10.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest.This is the 18th meeting between the two schools, Wyoming leads theseries 16-1. The last time these two teams met was Feb. 26, 2000 inColorado Springs, with Wyoming coming out on top with a 62-48 victory.The Falcons are coached by Sue Darling, who is in her third season atAir Force.

              2000-01 Record A Year AgoWyoming       8-8  (0-3)     10-18 (4-10)New Mexico    12-6 (3-1)     18-11 (9-5)Air Force     3-13 (0-3)     4-24  (1-13)

New Mexico, Thurs. Jan. 25, Laramie, Wyo, 7:00 p.m.Wyoming Series Record vs. New Mexico leads 19-18Last Meeting Feb. 24, 2000, UNM2000-01 Overall Record 12-62000-01 Conference Record 3-11999-2000 Overall Record 18-111999-2000 Conference Record 9-5 (T-3rd)Nickname LobosLocation Albuquerque, N.M.Conference Mountain WestHead Coach Don FlanaganRecord at School (Years) 100-50 (Five)Career Record (Years) SameLetterwinners Returning/Lost 10/4Starters Returning/Lost 4/1Sports Information Contact Bryan SatterSports Information Office Phone (505) 925-5528

Air Force, Sat. Jan. 27, Laramie, Wyo., 2:00 p.m.Wyoming Series Record vs. Wyoming leads 16-1Last Meeting Feb. 26, 2000, Wyo 62-482000-01 Overall Record 3-132000-01 Conference Record 0-31999-2000 Overall Record 4-241999-2000 Conference Record 1-13 (8th)Nickname FalconsLocation Colorado Springs, Colo.Conference Mountain WestHead Coach Sue DarlingRecord at School (Years) 9-45 (Two)Career Record (Years) SameLetterwinners Returning/Lost 6/7Starters Returning/Lost 2/3Sports Information Contact Kendahl JohnsonSports Information Office Phone (719) 333-9025

Leading Weapons in the Cowgirl Attack: The following is a listing ofthe Cowgirls who lead in each statistical category for the 2000-01season.

  Points            Ann McColl (191 - 11.9 ppg)  Rebounds          Jessica Gibbs  (118 -7.4 rpg)  Assists           Brenda Pickup  (60 - 3.8 apg)  Minutes           Shelby Hoffman (499 - 31.2 mpg)  Blocks            Jessica Gibbs (6 - 0.4 bpg)  Steals            Jessica Gibbs (42 - 2.6 spg)  Field Goals       Jessica Gibbs  (73 - 4.6 pg)  Three-Point FG's  Shelby Hoffman (35 - 2.2 )  Free-Throws       Ann McColl  (51 - 3.2 ftm)