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Cowgirls Travel to Face Border Rival Colorado State

Face Rams Thursday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m.
(Tyler Davis, UW AthMarketing)
Published: Feb. 4, 2021 at 12:20 AM CST
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (UW RELEASE) - The Wyoming Cowgirls travel to Border Rival and conference-leading Colorado State Thursday and Saturday for contests. Thursday’s game tips off at 6 p.m., while Saturday’s contest is set for 1 p.m. It will be the Cowgirls’ final road trip of the regular season due to San Jose State opting out of the rest of the season earlier this year.

Both games will be broadcast live on the Mountain West Network and can be heard across the 25 stations of the Cowgirl Radio Network with Keith Kelley on the call.

A LOOK AT THE COWGIRLS

Wyoming (8-7, 6-6 MW) is coming off a series sweep last week over San Diego State at home, defeating the Aztecs 54-36 in game one and 62-41 in the second game. The 36 points allowed in game one was the best defensive scoring performance of the season for the Cowgirls while 21-point margin of victory in game two was also a season-best. The Cowgirls are first in the Mountain West in scoring defense, allowing opponents to score just 59.5 points per game.

UW shot 48 percent from the field in the game two win against SDSU while making 10-of-23 (43.5 percent) from 3-point range and scoring 30 points in the paint. A total of 10 Cowgirls scored in the game two victory.

Dagny Davidsdottir and Marta Savic dominated inside in the Cowgirls’ game on win. The duo both recorded career-highs in the victory. Davidsdottir tallied 19 points on 8-of-15 shooting while Savic went 6-for-6 and scored 12 points in just nine minutes of action. UW outscored the Aztecs 74-18 in the paint in the two games.

Alba Sanchez Ramos continues to lead the Cowgirls in scoring on the season, averaging 11.1 points per game. Sanchez Ramos is third on the team averaging 5.1 rebounds per game and is averaging eight boards per game over the last three contests. Tommi Olson ranks in the top five in the league in five different categories this season. Olson ranks second in the MW in both assists (71) and assists per game (4.7) and is fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.97). Olson also ranks third in total steals with 28 and fifth in steals per game at 1.87.

SCOUTING COLORADO STATE

Conference-leading Colorado State is led by a trio scoring nearly 13-plus points per game on the year. Lore Devos leads the Rams and is seventh in the league averaging 14.1 points per game and also leads CSU averaging 7.4 rebounds per game and has 21 total blocks. McKenna Hofschild is averaging 13.4 points per game and leads the MW in both total assists (90) and assists per game (6.4). Tori Williams comes in at 12.9 points per game and has a team-high 25 steals and is second on the squad with 42 assists.

CSU has a high-octane offense, averaging 83.6 points per game on the season, a mark that ranks second in the conference. The Rams are allowing 66.4 points per game, which ranks fourth and their 17.2 scoring margin is tops in the league by a wide margin. CSU is tops in the league in both field goal percentage (47 percent), 3-point percentage (40.1 percent) and defensive field goal percentage (37.4 percent), the Rams also rank second in the MW in defensive 3-point percentage at 28.4 percent.

Ryun Williams is in his ninth season as the head coach of the Rams and has guided CSU to a perfect 7-0 record at home so far in 2020-21.

SERIES AGAINST COLORADO STATE

The two border rivals have had a hard-fought series history, with UW holding a slim 53-51 lead all-time in the series’ long-storied history. The Cowgirls are 21-25 all-time in Fort Collins and are currently on a three-game winning streak on the road, including a 43-40 victory last season.

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