Women's Basketball

Cowgirl Basketball On The Road Against Horned Frogs Saturday

Ashley Sickles finished with four blocked shots against New Mexico

Ashley Sickles finished with four blocked shots against New Mexico

Feb. 11, 2011

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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    The Cowgirls will wrap up the week on the road as they face the TCU Horned Frogs, on Saturday, Feb. 12. The game is set to tip off at 11:00 a.m. MT and will be broadcast on The Mountain Sports Network. Check your local listings for the game in your area. Live stats can be followed or audio can be found on www.wyomingathletics.com.

    Wyoming is currently 18-5 overall and 8-2 in conference play after a 78-65 victory over the New Mexico Lobos on Tuesday night. Aubrey Vandiver is averaging a team leading 18.2 points and 9.2 rebounds, while Hillary Carlson is adding 17.6 points and 7.3 boards per contest. The Cowgirls are shooting .439 (545-1241) from the field, 171-467 (.366) from beyond the arc and 274-400 (.685) from the charity stripe.

    Vandiver is among the Top 12 in points, rebounds, assists, minutes played, field goal and three-point percentage. Carlson ranks first in blocked shots, third in field goal percentage and scoring while being eighth in rebounding in overall games. Senior Jade Kennedy is second in minutes played, assist/turnover ratio and sixth in assists. In league games, Carlson is second in scoring and blocked shots, fourth in field goal percentage and sixth in rebounding. Vandiver is first in scoring, third in rebounding and minutes played.

    The Frogs are currently 16-8 overall and 8-2 in league play after a 71-64 win against UNLV on Wednesday night. They are led by Emily Carter who is averaging a team leading 17.8 points plus 4.4 rebounds. She is followed by Helena Sverrisdottir who is adding 15.3 points while Starr Crawford is leading the way with 9.5 rebounds. They return four starters and eight letterwinners to a team that went 22-9 overall, 12-4 in the MWC and earned a bid into the NCAA Tournament.

    This is the 18th meeting between the two schools. TCU leads the series 10-7. The last time the two teams met was January 22, 2011 as the Frogs defeated the Cowgirls 68-47 in Laramie. TCU is coached by Jeff Mittie who is in his 12th season with the program.

    Tickets to all Wyoming Cowboy and Cowgirl basketball games can be purchased online at www.WyomingAthletics.com or by calling the UW Athletics Ticket Office at 1-877-WYO-FAN1 (1-877-996-3261) or 307-766-4850. Also watch for special single-game ticket promotions at WyomingAthletics.com throughout the 2010-11 season.

     

     

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