LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming women’s basketball team will close out the week on the road with a tough challenge against the Colorado State Rams. Saturday’s game is set for a 2 p.m. MT tip at Moby Arena in Fort Collins. Live stats, video and audio can be found on the women’s basketball Gameday Central page located on the GoWyo.com website.
UW is currently 10-9 overall and 3-6 in league play after a 49-42 loss against the league-leading Fresno State Bulldogs on Wednesday night. Sophomore Natalie Baker finished her night with a game-high 16 points and six rebounds for the Cowgirls. Freshman Marta Gomez followed with 12 points and six rebounds. UW shot 17-of-61 (.279) from the field and 4-of-18 (.222) from beyond the arc while outrebounding its opponent 41-38.
Senior Marquelle Dent currently leads the team in scoring with 17.6 points, 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 426-of-1061 (.402) from the field and 105-of-352 (.298) from beyond the arc this season. The Cowgirls are also outscoring opponents 64.6-61.5.
Colorado State enters the contest riding a 14-game winning streak with an overall record of 17-1 and a perfect 7-0 mark in MW action. Jamie Patrick leads the Rams in scoring averaging 12.1 per contest while Elin Gustavsson is chipping in 10.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. Emilie Hesseldal leads the team in rebounding with six per contest. As a team, CSU is out scoring its opponents 69.0-52.2 and out rebounding competitors 39.6-35.4. The Rams return three starters and seven letterwinners to a team that went 23-8 overall and 15-3 in league play a season ago.
This will be the 95th meeting between the two schools. Wyoming holds a slight 48-46 advantage in the series. The last time the two teams met was Feb. 4, 2015 with the Rams coming out on top with a 67-58 win in Ft. Collins. CSU is coached by Ryun Williams who is in his fourth season with the program.