'Dogs Host Cowgirls on Pink Zone Saturday
Feb. 14, 2013
Wyoming Cowgirls (19-4, 8-2 MW) at Fresno State Bulldogs (16-7, 8-2 MW)
Game #24 MW Game #11 Feb. 16, 2013
2 p.m. PT Save Mart Center (15,596) Fresno, Calif.
Radio: ESPN2 790 AM with with Christian Lukens Live Stats: gobulldogs.com
Series Record: Wyoming Leads 9-8 Last Meeting: 1/16/13 - WY 78, FS 71 in Laramie, Wyo.Fresno State Game Notes
Saturday is Fresno State's Breast Cancer Pink Zone and the Bulldogs will be wearing pink jerseys to promote breast cancer awareness. The jerseys will be auctioned off online beginning immediately after Saturday's game at GoBulldogs.com.
Fans that wear pink to the Save Mart Center on Saturday will get in with a $3 ticket. Breast cancer survivors will also be recognized at the game.
The Bulldogs and Cowgirls both enter the game with 8-2 conference records and sit in a tie for second place in the Mountain West standings.
Wyoming has won six-straight and eight out of its last nine games. Much like the Bulldogs did on Wednesday at New Mexico, the Cowgirls sneaked out a one-point victory at Nevada.
Fresno State's one-point win at New Mexico was its closest victory of the season. The Bulldogs are now 3-2 in games decided by five points or less.
The 'Dogs have held five out of their last seven opponents to under 60 points and they continue to lead the Mountain West by forcing the opposition to turn the ball over 19.9 times per game.
Fresno State now has six games left in the regular season and four of those, including the next two, are at home. These will be the first consecutive home games for the Bulldogs since they hosted four-straight games at the Save Mart Center from Nov. 20-Dec. 8.
Ki-Ki Moore and Taylor Thompson combined for 33 points on 14-of-31 shooting in the first meeting with Wyoming back in mid-January.
► Fresno State was 29-of-56 (.518) shooting at Wyoming the first time these teams met. That is the highest single-game shooting percentage for the 'Dogs this year.
► Fresno State held New Mexico to just 16 points in the first half in Wednesday's victory at The Pit. It was the second time in the last four games the Bulldogs have held their opponent to 16 first-half points.
► The Bulldogs are 9-2 in their last 11 games, all coming since the calendar flipped over to 2013.
► Fresno State leads the MW in steals with 297, which is 59 more than any other team has.
Fresno State vs. Wyoming - Scouting Report
Wyoming enters Saturday's contest hot, having won six-straight and eight out of its last nine. The Cowgirls are 19-4 overall and 8-2 in the conference to sit even with the Bulldogs in second place. Wyoming is the league-leader in rebounding margin, assists, assist-to-turnover ratio, scoring and is the best shooting team in the conference. The Cowgirls average 72.7 points per game on 45.8 percent shooting from the field and 38.1 percent from downtown. Wyoming's 151 3-pointers rank second in the conference behind Fresno State's 161. Senior Chaundra Sewell leads UW, as she is averaging close to a double-double with 15.2 points per game and 9.7 rebounds. She is the conference's top rebounder.
Last Time Against Wyoming
Fresno State shot a season-high 51.8 percent, but Wyoming used 14 offensive rebounds to score 21 second-chance points and beat the Bulldogs 78-71 back on Jan. 16 in UW's Arena Auditorium. Wyoming out-rebounded the Bulldogs 37-20 and hit 25-of-27 free throws in the game to hand Fresno State its first Mountain West defeat of the season. The `Dogs were whistled for 22 fouls to only 10 for Wyoming and UW attempted 18 more free throws in the game. In that first meeting, Alex Sheedy (11 points), Bree Farley (10 points), Ki-Ki Moore (18 points) and Taylor Thompson (15 points) combined to score 54 of Fresno State's 71 points. The Bulldogs only had 11 points from their bench, but Wyoming only had eight bench points as Chaundra Sewell (24 points) and Ashley Sickles (21) points led the Cowgirls.
Strong First-Half Defense