Utah State women's basketball (5-17, 3-8 MW) returns to Mountain West competition this week, hosting Wyoming (14-7, 7-3 MW) on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.
Wyoming makes its way to the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum with a 14-7 overall record, including a 7-3 Mountain West ledger. The Cowgirls had been on a seven-game winning streak before dropping both conference contests last week.
Wyoming returned the majority of its team to the floor this season, including four starters and 12 total letterwinners. The Cowgirls went 22-10 overall and 13-5 in Mountain West play last season. Back from injury, senior guard Liv Roberts leads the Cowgirls on the court this season, averaging 13.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Overall, Wyoming is averaging 59.6 points per game while allowing 55.4 points from its opponents. As a team, the Cowgirls are shooting 40.1 percent (432-of-1077) from the field, 34.4 percent (144-of-418) from the 3-point line and a conference-best 77.6 percent (243-of-313) from the free-throw line. Joe Legerski is in his 15th season as the head coach at Wyoming, where he has compiled a 280-173 record.
The series between Utah State and Wyoming dates back to the 1974-75 season. The Cowgirls lead the series, 19-8, including a 9-4 record in games in both Laramie and in Logan. The teams played their first contest of the season on Jan. 20, with the Cowgirls taking the 61-44 win in Laramie.
Sophomore guard Olivia West is the leading scorer for the Aggies, averaging 12.1 points per game, while sophomore guard/forward Shannon Dufficy is the top rebounder, averaging 8.0 boards per game. As a team, Utah State is shooting 39.2 percent (492-of-1255) from the field, 26.8 percent (98-of-366) from the 3-point line and 68.1 percent (201-of-295) from the free-throw line.
Megan McCuistion is an Assistant Media Relations Coordinator at Utah State.