Cowgirls to tangle with Aggies in initially spherical of MW Tourney

LARAMIE — The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball staff commences its postseason journey Sunday in the initially round of the Mountain West Event as the seventh-seeded Cowgirls encounter No. 10 seed Utah Condition in a 5:30 p.m., Mountain Time contest.

All video games at the Mountain West Event will be broadcast dwell on the Mountain West Network and across the 25 stations of the Cowgirl Radio Network with Keith Kelley on the simply call.

The match opener will be Wyoming’s (10-9, 8-8 MW) initially sport since February 13, which also arrived versus Utah Condition, a 79-42 Wyoming victory.

In the win, the Cowgirls hit 17 3-tips, the 3rd-most in a solitary activity in application heritage.

McKinley Bradshaw and Quinn Weidemann equally experienced substantial game titles for UW in the victory, combining to go 16-for-21 in general from the floor and 10-of-13 from 3-level range. Bradshaw was 8-of-10 and 5-for-7 from further than-the-arc on her way to a recreation-higher 23 factors, her second 20-plus place efficiency of the year though coming off the bench. Weidemann in the meantime, went 8-for-11 from the area and hit 5-of-6 from 3-place assortment and scored a year-ideal 21 details.

UW’s 22-day layoff is a final result of every single of its closing two common year series, with New Mexico and San Jose Point out, remaining cancelled.

The Cowgirls’ non-meeting contest for Feb. 24 was also canceled.

Wyoming is led by Bradshaw’s 11.6 factors for every sport this year. Bradshaw, who is the second-foremost bench scorer in the league this year, is shooting 46 percent from the ground and a group-greatest 41.5 per cent from 3-issue range. Alba Sanchez Ramos, who now potential customers the Cowgirls in rebounding at 6.1 for each contest, has been on tear on the glass around Wyoming’s last seven games, averaging 9.1 rebounds for every sport.

All through that extend, Sanchez Ramos has 4 double-determine rebounding game titles, which include recording a occupation-very best 13 in the Feb. 11 get around the Aggies.

Tommi Olson enters the event ranking in the prime five in the league in four statistical groups. Olson ranks second in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.) and third in helps per activity (4.4). Olson’s 38 steals and two steals for every contest are fourth-most effective in the meeting.

Utah State (4-19, 2-16 MW) is led by Jessica Chatman, who is averaging 11.7 details for each activity and 7.1 rebounds for each video game. Chatman is the only Aggie that has started out all 23 video games this time and is one of two, to have played in every contest in 2020-21. Shyla Latone is the other Aggie that has played in every single video game and is averaging 9.9 points for each sport. Emmie Harris leads USU with 59 helps whilst Faith Brantley qualified prospects the workforce with 21 steals.

In Wyoming’s two-match sweep of the Aggies previously this time, Chatman averaged 13 factors and 8.5 rebounds from the Cowgirls, which include a double-double with 21 points and 10 boards in match a single.

Utah Point out is averaging almost 64 details for each game in 2020-21 and is enabling opponents to score at 79 details per activity. The Aggies are shooting 36.6 percent from the flooring and 28 % from 3-position range.

USU is staying out-rebounded by its opponents by just about 5.5 rebounds for each contest. Kayla Ard is in her first season as the head mentor of the Aggies.

Match Historical past
Sunday will mark the 3rd year in a row that the Cowgirls and Aggies have satisfied in the Mountain West Event, both equally UW wins. The Cowgirls received in 2019, 64-41 and 64-59 at 2020’s tournament. The Cowgirls are 11-21 all-time at the Mountain West Event.

* College of Wyoming push release

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