Cowgirl Basketball on the Road against Utes

Jan. 26, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team will return to the court as they take on the Utah Utes, on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The game is set to tip off at 7 p.m. in Salt Lake City.

The Cowgirls will enter the game with a 12-5 overall record and a 3-2 mark in conference play after 69-54 victory over the BYU Cougars last Tuesday night. Three Cowgirls are scoring in double-figures so far led by junior Aubrey Vandiver with 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. She is followed by fellow junior Hillary Carlson with 14.1 points and a team leading two blocks per game, while Emma Langford is adding 12.3 points and 3.5 assists.

Carlson ranks first in blocks and sixth in scoring while being ranked fourth in field goal percentage and free throw percentage in the Mountain West Conference. Vandiver ranks among the Top 10 in points, rebounds, steals, field goal percentage and three-point field goal percentage while Langford is 11th in assists and 13th in scoring.

Utah comes into the week with an 11-7 record overall and a 2-3 mark in conference play. They are led by Kalee Whipple who is averaging 15.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. She is followed by Taryn Wicijowski with 14.4 points and 7.1 rebounds.

They welcome back two starters and eight letterwinners to a team that went 23-10 and 13-3 in the MWC a year ago. This is the 66th meeting between the two teams. Utah leads the series 57-8. The last time the two teams met was February 8, 2009 as the Utes defeated the Cowgirls 64-57 in Salt Lake City. Utah is coached by Elaine Elliott who is in her 27th year with the program.