LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming women's basketball team heads out on the road for a Wednesday night match-up with the Fresno State Bulldogs. Game time is set for an 8 p.m. MT tip at the Save Mart Center in Fresno. 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 12-11 overall and 5-8 in league play after a convincing 82-58 victory over Boise State on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Natalie Baker tied her career-high with 19 points to lead the way for the Cowgirls. She also brought down a game-high seven rebounds. Sophomore Marleah Campbell recorded a career-high 16 points followed by sophomore Liv Roberts with 15 and freshman Marta Gomez with 10. Wyoming shot 26-of-55 (.473) from the field, 10-of-24 (.417) from beyond the arc and 20-of-25 (.800) from the free throw line. The Cowgirls out rebounded Boise State 43-41 and had a season-high 29 points off the bench.
Senior Marquelle Dent currently leads the team in scoring with 16.5 points, assists and steals. She ranks first in minutes played and assists, third in assist/turnover ratio and in scoring in the MW, while in league games she is first in assists, second in minutes played, fourth in scoring and steals. Baker leads the Cowgirls in rebounding both overall and in league games with 5.6 and 7.5 per contest, respectively. UW is shooting 526-of-1296 (.406) from the field and 143-of-450 (.318) from beyond the arc this season. The Cowgirls are also outscoring opponents 65.7-62.1.
Fresno State enters the contest with a 14-9 overall record and a 10-2 mark in MW action. Bego Faz Davalos leads the way for the Bulldogs averaging 12.1 points and a league high 10.3 rebounds per contest. Shauqunna Collins follows with 10.6 points while Toni Smith is adding 10.2 points and 6.1 rebounds. As a team, Fresno State is out scoring its opponents 64.2-60.0 and out rebounding competitors 38.5-37.8. The Bulldogs return three starters and seven letterwinners who went 23-10 overall and 13-5 in league action.
This is the 26th meeting between the two schools. FSU holds a 15-10 advantage in the series. The last time the two teams met was Jan. 27, 2016 with the Bulldogs coming out on top with a 49-42 victory in Laramie. Fresno State is coached by Jaime White who is in her second season with the program.