Feb. 26, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team returns home in their only game of the week as they take on the Utah Utes, on Sunday, February 28. The game is set to tip off at 2 p.m. and will be broadcast on The Mountain Sports Network. Check your local listings for the game in your area.
Live stats, game audio and UW post-game interviews can be followed via Wyoming All-Access.
The Cowgirls will enter the game with a 16-9 overall record and a 7-6 mark in conference play after a tough 51-48 loss against BYU last time out. Three Cowgirls are scoring in double-figures so far led by junior Hillary Carlson who is averaging a team leading 15.3 points and 2.6 blocks per game. She is followed by fellow junior Aubrey Vandiver with 13.6 points and a team leading 9.8 rebounds per game, while Emma Langford is adding 12 points and 3.2 assists.
Carlson is first in blocks, fourth in scoring and 12th in rebounding while being ranked fifth in field goal percentage and sixth in free throw percentage in the Mountain West Conference. Vandiver ranks among the Top 15 in points, rebounds, steals, three-point field goal percentage and minutes played while Langford is 11th in assists and 12th in scoring.
Utah comes into the week with a 17-9 record overall and an 8-5 mark in conference play after a 73-48 win over Air Force on Wednesday night. They are led by Kalee Whipple who is averaging 17.9 points and 6.5 rebounds. She is followed by Taryn Wicijowski with 14.3 points and 6.7 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 67th meeting between the two teams. Utah leads the series 58-8. The last time the two teams met was January 27, 2010 as the Utes defeated the Cowgirls 54-47 in Salt Lake City. Utah is coached by Elaine Elliott who is in her 27th year with the program.