Cowgirl Basketball Faces Colorado State in Border War

UW Photo by Troy Babbitt

LARAMIE– The Wyoming women’s basketball team will close out the week on the road with a tough challenge against the Colorado State Rams. The game is set for a 2 pm MT tip time at Moby Arena. Live stats, video and audio can be found on the website.

UW is 10-5 Overall, 3-1 in MW

The Cowgirls enter the contest 10-5 overall and 3-1 in Mountain West play after a 66-55 victory over New Mexico on Wednesday night. Senior Liv Roberts recorded her second double-double in the past three games.

She finished with 19 points and a game-high ten rebounds, while shooting 8-of-16 (.500) from the field and 3-of-5 (.600) from beyond the arc. Junior Bailee Cotton chipped in 13 points and six rebounds followed by sophomore Taylor Rusk with ten points and three assists.

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Senior Natalie Baker and junior Sladjana Rakovic each brought down six rebounds while Baker added nine points. Wyoming shot 24-of -55 (.436) from the field, 7-of-20 (.350) from beyond the arc and 11-of-16 (.688) from the free throw line.

As a team, they out rebounded New Mexico 42-27 and held the number one scoring defense in the Mountain West to 30 points under its average.

Roberts Leads UW in Scoring and Rebounds

Roberts is averaging a team-high 12.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest. She is followed by Rusk who is adding 9.6 points and 3.1 assists, while Cotton is chipping in 8.4 points and 5.7 boards per game.

The Cowgirls are shooting 315-of-777 (.405) from the field and 183-of-238 (.769) from the free throw line.

CSU is 11-5 Overall, 3-2 in MW

Colorado State comes in to the contest with an 11-5 mark overall and 3-2 in MW play. They earned a 56-45 win over Utah State last night.

Sophomore Grace Colaivalu leads the team in scoring with 12.1 points and 3.1 assists, while senior Hanna Tvrdy follows with 9.1 points. Junior Annie Brady is averaging a team-high 6.6 boards and 7.6 points.

As a squad, the Rams are outscoring opponents 62.3-55.9 and shooting 41.6 percent (379-911) from the field. They return three starters and seven letterwinners to a team that went 25-9 overall, 15-3 in the league and made an appearance in the WNIT.

About the Series

This will be the 99th meeting between the two schools. The series is tied up at 49 all. They split the series a year ago with each home team earning the win. The last time the two teams met was February 28, 2017 with the Cowgirls coming away with a 56-59 victory.

The Rams are coached by Ryun Williams who is in his sixth season with the program.