Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball Set to Host Cougars
Jan. 18, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team will play their only game of the week as they host the BYU Cougars, on Tuesday, January 19. The game is set to tip off at 6 p.m. in Laramie.
Live stats and audio can also be followed via Wyoming All-Access, while the game will be broadcast on The Mountain Sports Network (Channel 412 on Bresnan Cable in Laramie).
The Cowgirls will enter the game with an 11-5 overall record and a 2-2 mark in conference play after a74-61 loss against the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday. Three Cowgirls are scoring in double-figures so far led by junior Hillary Carlson with a team leading 14.4 points and 2.1 blocks per game. She is followed by junior Aubrey Vandiver with 14.2 points and a team leading 9.2 rebounds, while Emma Langford is adding 12.0 points and 3.6 assists. Carlson ranks first in blocks and sixth in scoring while being ranked second in field goal percentage and third in free throw percentage in the Mountain West Conference. Vandiver ranks among the Top 15 in points, rebounds, steals, field goal percentage and three-point field goal percentage while Langford is ninth in assists and 14th in scoring.
BYU comes into the week with a 12-3 record overall and a 3-0 mark in conference play. They are led by Mindy Bonham who is averaging 11.7 points and 4.2 rebounds. She is followed by Coriann Wood with 10.9 points and a team leading 5.9 rebounds.
They welcome back three starters and 12 letterwinners to a team that went 18-11 and 8-8 in the MWC a year ago. This is the 67th meeting between the two teams. BYU leads the series 46-20. The last time the two teams met was March 4, 2009 as the Cowgirls defeated BYU, 57-55, in overtime. BYU is coached by Jeff Judkins who is in his ninth season with the program.