LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming basketball team returns home for a single contest on Wednesday against the league leading Fresno State Bulldogs. Wednesday's game is set for a 7 p.m. MT tip 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.
Wednesday's game is also National Girls and Women in Sports Day. There will be a meet and greet on the concourse one hour prior the game with several UW women's sports teams. Also, fans can purchase an adult ticket and receive up to four children's tickets for $5 each. For ticket information, contact the Wyoming Athletics Ticket Office at 877-WYO-FAN1 (877-996-3261) or visit online at GOWYO.com.
UW is currently 10-8 overall and 3-5 in league play after a 58-49 loss against the Boise State Broncos on Saturday afternoon in Boise. Senior Marquelle Dent finished her night with a team-high 19 points along with five assists. Sophomore Natalie Baker followed with ten points and six rebounds. Sophomore Liv Roberts recorded a team-high nine rebounds along with seven points. Wyoming shot 20-of-49 (.408) from the field and 4-of-19 (.211) from three. The Cowgirls committed 20 turnovers and Boise State capitalized with 21 points off those.
Dent currently leads the team in scoring, assists and steals. She ranks first in assists, minutes played, second in assist/turnover ratio and third in scoring in the MW, while in league games she is first in assists, minutes played, second in steals and third in scoring. UW is shooting 409-of-1000 (.409) from the field and 101-of-334 (.302) from beyond the arc this season. The Cowgirls are also outscoring opponents 65.9-62.2.
Fresno State enters the contest with an 11-7 overall record and a perfect 7-0 mark in MW action. Bego Faz Davalos leads the way for the Bulldogs averaging 12.6 points and a league high 10.1 rebounds per contest. Shauqunna Collins follows with 10.9 points while Toni Smith is adding 9.9 points and 5.9 rebounds. As a team, Fresno State is out scoring its opponents 65.9-61.4 and out rebounding competitors 39.5-37.0. The Bulldogs return three starters and seven letterwinners who went 23-10 overall and 13-5 in league action.
This will be the 25th meeting between the two schools. FSU holds a 14-10 advantage in the series. The last time the two teams met was March 10, 2015 with the Bulldogs coming out on top with a 74-66 win in the semifinals of the MW tournament. Fresno State is coached by Jaime White who is in her second season with the program.