Wyoming Women's Hoops Travels to Utah for Thursday Matchup

Jan. 31, 2006

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming women's basketball team will be on the road to start the week as they take on the Utah Utes, on Thursday, Feb. 2, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The game is set to tip off at 7:00 p.m.

The Cowgirls are 14-4 overall and 4-3 in MWC play after a thrilling 87-80 overtime victory against the Colorado State Rams and a 64-53 win over the San Diego State Aztecs last week. Wyoming is led in scoring and rebounding by sophomore Hanna Zavecz who is averaging 13.6 points and 6.3 rebounds along with 3.7 assists and 2.2 steals per game. She is followed by Jodi Bolerjack with 13.1 points per game and Megan McGuffey with 8.9 points per game.

The Utes are currently 13-5 overall and 4-3 in the MWC. Utah is led by Kim Smith who is averaging 18.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. They come in to this season with four returning starters and nine letterwinners from a team that went 26-8 overall and 12-2 in the MWC a year ago.

This will be the 58th meeting between the two schools. Utah leads the series 51-6. The last time the two teams met was Feb. 10, 2005 as the Utes defeated the Cowgirls, 82-79, in double-overtime in Laramie. The Utes are coached by Elaine Elliott who is in her 23rd season with the program.

Also, fans are reminded that the University of Wyoming's Athletic Department is sponsoring it's 2nd Annual Walk for Women on Saturday, February 11th, in the Arena Auditorium Concourse.

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