Women's Basketball

2000-2001 Cowgirl Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes

February 27, 2001


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

Guard        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

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

San Diego State Guard Claire Swinbank, Jr., 5-8, Georgetown, Texas Guard Jamey Cox, So., 5-7, Waterloo, Iowa Guard 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 this week. They will host UNLV on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m., and San Diego State 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. They are led by junior Linda Frolich, who is averaging 19 points and 9.2 rebounds per contest. As a team, they are shooting 45% from the field and 35% from beyond the arc. This is the 12th meeting between the two teams, UNLV leads the series 7-4. The last time these two teams met was Feb. 3, 2001 in Las Vegas with the Rebels coming out on top, 69-61. The Rebels are coached by Regina Miller, who is in her third season.

About San Diego State: The Cowgirls will close out the weekend against the San Diego State Aztecs. The Aztecs are currently 13-12 overall and 5-7 in conference play. Sophomore guard Jamey Cox is averaging 10.8 points to lead the team. They are averaging 42% from the field and 60.1 points per game. This is the 19th meeting between the two schools, San Diego 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 Diego State is coached by Barb Smith, who is in her fourth season.

                2000-01 Record  Year Ago
Wyoming         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 7-4 Last Meeting Feb. 3, 2001,UNLV 69-62 2000-01 Overall Record 17-7 2000-01 Conference Record 7-5 1999-2000 Overall Record 17-12 1999-2000 Conference Record 8-6 (5th) Nickname Rebels Location Las Vegas, Nev. Conference Mountain West Head Coach Regina Miller Record at School (Years) 34-23 (Two) Career Record (Years) 93-123 (Eight) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 11/2 Starters Returning/Lost 4/1 Sports Information Contact Kevin Force Sports 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 13-5 Last Meeting Feb. 1, 2001, SDSU 58-50 2000-01 Overall Record 13-12 2000-01 Conference Record 5-7 1999-2000 Overall Record 9-19 1999-2000 Conference Record 4-10 (T-6th) Nickname Aztecs Location San Diego, Calif. Conference Mountain West Head Coach Barb Smith Record at School (Years) 26-53 (Three) Career Record (Years) Same Letterwinners Returning/Lost 7/3 Starters Returning/Lost 4/1 Sports Information Contact Garry Bowman Sports Information Office Phone (619) 594-2576

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

  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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