Cowgirls tangle with San Jose State Monday
* University of Wyoming Athletics media relations release
For the second time in five days, the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team will faceoff with San Jose State. This time, the contest is set for Monday in San Jose and will tip at 7 p.m., Mountain Time from the Provident Credit Union Event Center.
Monday’s contest will be broadcast live on the Mountain West Network and can be heard across the Cowgirl Radio Network with Keith Kelley on the call.
ABOUT THE COWGIRLS
Wyoming (11-10, 7-5 MW) enters the game having won three straight and 5-of-6 overall. The Cowgirls hung on for a 61-58 victory over Fresno State on the road Saturday last time out. In the win, Quinn Weidemann scored a game-high 12 points and hit a trio of 3-pointers.
Weidemann is now just 11 points shy of becoming the 27th member of the 1,000-Point Club in program history. Last week against the Spartans, Weidemann led the way with 18 points and made 5-of-7 from 3-point range.
Weidemann is now seven made 3-pointers away from surpassing Courtney Stapp (1995-98) for eighth on the all-time 3-pointers made list. She is also just three 3-point attempts from moving into the top-10 in program history.
McKinley Bradshaw and Alba Sanchez Ramos also scored in double figures against Fresno, adding 11 points each. Bradshaw tied a career-high with nine rebounds in the win while Sanchez Ramos added seven boards and tied a career-best with six assists.
In the last six games, the Cowgirls have held opponents to just 53 points scoring on 30.3-percent shooting overall from the field. UW has held two opponents in the 40s during the stretch, holding Air Force and Boise State to just 47 points each.
Wyoming is averaging nearly 17 assists per game over its last three contests, all wins, and has had 20-or-more assists in two of the three. The Cowgirls have assisted on over 69-percent of their made field goals over the three-game winning streak.
SCOUTING SAN JOSE STATE
San Jose State is led in scoring by Ella Ogier and Cydni Lewis, who are each averaging 11.9 points per game, this season. Lewis leads the squad pulling down seven rebounds per contest and has 28 blocks, while Ogier has a team-best 45 steals and 54 assists. Stephanie Torres has hit a team-high 23 3-pointers while A’Tyanna Gaulden and Deja Ross have each hit 21 3-pointers on the year.
As a team, the Spartans are averaging just 60 points per game and allowing opponents to score at an over 76-point clip. SJSU is shooting 37-percent from the field and just over 29-percent from 3-point range. Spartan opponents are shooting just over 45-percent overall from the floor and 35.3-percent from 3-point land. San Jose State ranks fifth in the Mountain West averaging 2.9 blocks per contest.
Head coach Jamie Craighead Turner is in her ninth season leading the program. SJSU opted-out of the 2020-21 season.
SERIES HISTORY AGAINST SAN JOSE STATE
Wyoming is 13-3 all-time against the Spartans and is 5-2 in San Jose, including wins in each of the past two trips there. This will be the second meeting in five days between the two programs and the first trip to San Jose State since early 2019.
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