Feb. 19, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team will be on the road for the next two games beginning with the San Diego State Aztecs, on Wednesday, February 20, in San Diego. The game time is set for 8:00 p.m. MT.
Due to the AM signal going out at KOWB in Laramie on Wednesday, the radio broadcast of the Wyoming-San Diego State women's basketball game will be broadcast on 95.1 FM, KCGY in Laramie. This does not effect the radio coverage on Cowboy Sports Network affiliates that have been carrying the radio broadcasts in other Wyoming markets. The pregame show will begin at 7:45 p.m.
"These two games coming up will be difficult," said UW head coach Joe Legerski. "Both teams are good at home and this is a tough swing for us. We need to match our opponents' intensity and I don't see that being any different against either San Diego State or UNLV."
Wyoming is currently 20-4 overall and 8-3 in conference play after a 60-32 victory over the Air Force Academy on Saturday afternoon. They are currently ranked 21st in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll and receiving votes in the Associated Press Poll. Senior Hanna Zavecz leads the way for UW with 13.5 points and 3.6 assists. She is followed by fellow senior Justyna Podziemska who is adding 12.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Aubrey Vandiver is chipping in 10.9 points and a team leading 6.3 rebounds per game. The Cowgirls are leading the MWC in scoring defense, allowing just 52.4 points per contest and blocked shots (5.42 bpg). They are also shooting .413 (522-1263) from the field, .329 (165-501) from beyond the arc and .708 (323-456) from the free throw line.
San Diego State is currently 13-10 overall and 4-7 in the Mountain West Conference. Last time out, the Aztecs fell to Utah, 63-51, in San Diego. They are led by Jene Morris who is averaging 13.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. She is followed by Paris Johnson who is adding 12.1 points and Allison Duffy with 10.3 points per game. They return four starters and eight letterwinners to a team that went 12-16 overall and 5-11 in the MWC a year ago. This is the 34th meeting between the two schools. Wyoming leads the series 19-14. The last time the two teams met was January 19, 2008 as the Cowgirls defeated the Aztecs, 65-49, in Laramie. San Diego State is coached by Beth Burns who is in her 11th season with the program.