Cowgirl Basketball to Face Spartans in Conference Finale

Feb. 29, 2016


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The Wyoming women’s basketball team will close out the conference season on Tuesday against the San Jose State Spartans. Game time is set for an 8:00 p.m. MT tip at The Event Center. Live stats, video and audio can be found on the women’s basketball Gameday Central page located on the website.

UW is currently 13-14 overall and 6-11 in league play after a 23-point victory, 80-57, against UNLV in the Cowgirls last home game on Saturday. Senior Marquelle Dent led the way with a team-high 16 points and nine assists. With those assists, she surpassed the 500 mark and has 502 for her career. Sophomore Natalie Baker recorded 13 points and four rebounds. Freshman Marta Gomez, sophomore Liv Roberts and sophomore Skyler Snodgrass each had 12 points followed by junior Hailey Ligocki with ten. Roberts finished with ten rebounds for the second double-double of her career. The Cowgirls shot 29-of-55 (.527) from the field and 10-of-25 (.400) from beyond the arc.

Dent leads the team in scoring with 16.0 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 steals and in scoring. Baker leads the Cowgirls in rebounding both overall and in league games with 5.8 and 7.4 per contest, respectively. UW is shooting 606-of-1509 (.402) from the field and 170-of-532 (.320) from beyond the arc this season. The Cowgirls are also outscoring opponents 64.4-61.7.

Two players are averaging double-figures including Dezz Ramos who is averaging 18.3 points and 3.4 rebounds. She is followed by Nyre Harris with 10.3 points while Jasmine Smith is adding 9.4 points. Riana Byrd leads the way with 7.8 rebounds along with 8.2 points. As a team, San Jose State is averaging 73.4 points and 40.8 rebounds. The Spartans return three starters and eight letterwinners to a team that went 15-17 overall and 7-11 in league action a year ago.

This is the eighth meeting between the two schools with UW holding a 5-2 advantage in the series. The last time the two teams met was January 13, 2016. The Spartans came out on top 67-66 in Laramie. San Jose State is coached by Jamie Craighead who is in her third season with the program.