2000-2001 Cowgirl Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes

February 27, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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Probable Starters: Here are the probable starters for this week's games:

WyomingGuard        Brenda Pickup, Fr., 5-7, Brush Prairie, Wash.Guard        Shelby Hoffman, Sr., 5-9, Gillette, Wyo.Forward      Christy Bacon, Jr., 6-0, Colorado Springs, Colo.Forward      Jessica Gibbs, Sr., 6-1, Wells, Nev.Forward      Lisa McCann, So., 6-2, Norrkopping, Sweden

UNLVGuard Kinesha Davis, Jr., 5-7, Brooklyn Center, Minn.Guard Dayna Gambill, Sr., 5-6, Kamuela, Hawai'iGuard Constance Jinks, So., 5-7, Chicago, Ill.Forward Linda Frohlich, Jr., 6-2, Oldendorf, GermanyForward Brooke Ingalls, Sr., 6-1, Redmond, Wash.

San Diego StateGuard Claire Swinbank, Jr., 5-8, Georgetown, TexasGuard Jamey Cox, So., 5-7, Waterloo, IowaGuard Sophia Sledge, Sr., 5-8, Santee, Calif.Forward Nicolette McCartny, Fr., 6-2, Chicago, Ill.Center Atim Otii, 6-0, Jr., Denver, Colo.

This Week: The Cowgirls will finish up the regular season at home thisweek. They will host UNLV on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m., and San DiegoState on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

About UNLV: The Cowgirls will host the UNLV Rebels on Thursday night.The Rebels are currently 17-7 overall and 7-5 in the conference. Theyare led by junior Linda Frolich, who is averaging 19 points and 9.2rebounds per contest. As a team, they are shooting 45% from the fieldand 35% from beyond the arc. This is the 12th meeting between the twoteams, UNLV leads the series 7-4. The last time these two teams met wasFeb. 3, 2001 in Las Vegas with the Rebels coming out on top, 69-61. TheRebels are coached by Regina Miller, who is in her third season.

About San Diego State: The Cowgirls will close out the weekend againstthe San Diego State Aztecs. The Aztecs are currently 13-12 overall and5-7 in conference play. Sophomore guard Jamey Cox is averaging 10.8points to lead the team. They are averaging 42% from the field and 60.1points per game. This is the 19th meeting between the two schools, SanDiego State leads 13-5. The last time these two teams met was Feb. 1,2001 in San Diego, with the Aztecs coming out on top, 58-50. San DiegoState is coached by Barb Smith, who is in her fourth season.

                2000-01 Record  Year AgoWyoming         10-15 (2-10)    10-18 (4-10)UNLV            17-7 (7-5)      17-12 (8-6)San Diego St.   13-12 (5-7)     9-19 (4-10)

UNLV, Thurs., Mar. 1, Laramie, Wyo., 7:00 p.m.Wyoming Series Record vs. UNLV leads 7-4Last Meeting Feb. 3, 2001,UNLV 69-622000-01 Overall Record 17-72000-01 Conference Record 7-51999-2000 Overall Record 17-121999-2000 Conference Record 8-6 (5th)Nickname RebelsLocation Las Vegas, Nev.Conference Mountain WestHead Coach Regina MillerRecord at School (Years) 34-23 (Two)Career Record (Years) 93-123 (Eight)Letterwinners Returning/Lost 11/2Starters Returning/Lost 4/1Sports Information Contact Kevin ForceSports Information Office Phone (702) 895-3134

San Diego State, Sat., Mar. 3, Laramie, Wyo., 2:00 p.m.Wyoming Series Record vs. San Diego State leads 13-5Last Meeting Feb. 1, 2001, SDSU 58-502000-01 Overall Record 13-122000-01 Conference Record 5-71999-2000 Overall Record 9-191999-2000 Conference Record 4-10 (T-6th)Nickname AztecsLocation San Diego, Calif.Conference Mountain WestHead Coach Barb SmithRecord at School (Years) 26-53 (Three)Career Record (Years) SameLetterwinners Returning/Lost 7/3Starters Returning/Lost 4/1Sports Information Contact Garry BowmanSports Information Office Phone (619) 594-2576

Leading Weapons in the Cowgirl Attack: The following is a listing ofthe Cowgirls who lead in each statistical category for the 2000-01season.

  Points             Ann McColl (299 - 12.0 ppg)  Rebounds           Jessica Gibbs  (202 -8.2 rpg)  Assists            Brenda Pickup  (89 - 3.6 apg)  Minutes            Christy Bacon (821 - 32.8 mpg)  Blocks             Jessica Gibbs (7 - 0.3 bpg)  Steals             Jessica Gibbs (70 - 2.8 spg)  Field Goals        Jessica Gibbs  (111 - 4.4 pg)  Three-Point FG's   Shelby Hoffman (52 - 2.3 )  Free-Throws        Ann McColl  (83 - 3.3 ftm)

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