(Las Vegas, NV) – The sixth-seeded Wyoming Cowgirls have a date in the Air Force Reserve Mountain West Tournament Championship Game Wednesday at 9 p.m., Mountain Time as they face No. 4 seed Fresno State for the tournament title.
The game will be broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network with Rich Waltz and Moncia McNutt on the call and across all 25 stations on the Cowgirl Radio Network with Keith Kelley on the call.
A LOOK AT THE COWGIRLS
Wyoming (13-9) enters the title game on a five-game winning streak and a 53-38 victory Tuesday in the semifinals over Boise State. The Cowgirls were stifling on defense, allowing the Broncos to shoot just 28 percent from the field and forcing 23 turnovers. Tuesday also marked the first time since 2002 that Boise State was held below 40 points in a game.
Dagny Davidsdottirled the way with a game-high 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting whileQuinn Weidemannhad 10 points and hit a pair of 3-pointers.Tommi Olsonwas stellar defensively, tying a program record with nine steals in the win. The nine thefts also set a Mountain West Tournament record.
Over its five-game winning streak, the Cowgirls have trailed in just one of those games, trailing 3-2 and 5-2 against UNLV in Monday’s quarterfinal round. Wednesday will be UW’s second appearance in the Mountain West Title game.
SCOUTING FRESNO STATE
Fresno State is led by the Mountain West’s Player of the Year, Haley Cavinder, whose 19.8 points per game led the league this season. Cavinder is also second on the team averaging 7.8 rebounds per game and has 90 assists and 43 steals. Joining Cavinder on the All-Mountain West Team is her twin sister Hanna, who is averaging 17.2 points per game and has a team-high 96 assists this season.
Maddi Utti, who was last season’s conference player of the year, was an Honorable Mention selection this season after leading the Bulldogs with 7.9 boards per game and is averaging 12.3 points per game.
The Bulldogs’ high-octane offense averaged 78.8 points per game this season while shooting 45.5 percent from the floor and 36.3 percent from 3-point range. Fresno State is led by seventh-year head coach Jaime White.
Wednesday’s title tilt will be the fourth time that the Cowgirls will meet Fresno State at the Mountain West Tournament. Wyoming is 0-3 all-time at the tournament against the Bulldogs, having last met in 2017, a 58-48 victory for Fresno.