March 22, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
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The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team will continue their run in the 2010 Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) on Tuesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the Arena Auditorium.
The Second Round WNIT game, presented by Laramie GM Auto Center, will match the Cowgirls against the Texas Tech Lady Raiders who finished the regular season 18-14 overall and 5-11 in the Big 12 Conference.
The Cowgirls enter this week's game with a regular season record of 20-11 overall and 9-7 in the MWC after earning a first round win over the Nevada Wolf Pack, 74-53, on Friday night in Laramie. They are led by Hillary Carlson who is averaging 15.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and three blocks per game. Aubrey Vandiver follows with 14.5 points, a team leading 9.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals while Emma Langford is chipping in 11.3 points. Wyoming is shooting 742-1777 (.418) from the field, which is fourth in the MWC and a league leading 262-676 (.388) from beyond the arc.
Texas Tech is led by Ashlee Roberson who is averaging 12.4 points and 8.6 rebounds. She is followed by Jordan Murphree who is adding 12.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Texas Tech leads the series 2-1. The last time the two teams met was December 6, 2003 in Lubbock. The Lady Raiders defeated the Cowgirls 77-26. Texas Tech is coached by Kristy Curry who is in her fourth season with the program and her 11th overall.
Tickets to Tuesday's game are on sale through the University of Wyoming Athletics Ticket Office, Brown and Gold Outlets, the Union Information desk and on-line at www.wyomingathletics.com. Ticket Office hours are 8-12 on Saturday, then 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $8 for children and $6 for UW students. Cowgirl Basketball season-ticket holders who wish to reserve their regular-season seats must either call the UW Athletics Ticket Office or drop by the ticket office prior to noon on the day of the game. Season-ticket holders will not be able to reserve their regular-season seats on-line through WyomingAthletics.com. The UW Athletics Ticket Office phone numbers are: (800) 922-9461 or (307) 766-4850.
The Cowboy Joe Club & UW Athletic Department invites fans to the official WNIT Pregame Hospitality prior to the Cowgirls' Second Round WNIT game on Tuesday from (5:00-6:30 p.m.), in the Paul & Marge Roach Hall at War Memorial Lobby on the south end of War Memorial Fieldhouse. The pregame hospitality is open to the public. Cost for the pregame function will be: $7 for the general public, $5 for Brown Card Cowboy Joe Club members and FREE for Gold Card Cowboy Joe Club members. A cash bar will also be available with costs of $3 for beer and $1 for pop or bottled water.