2014-15 Mountain West Women's Basketball Weekly Release - Postseason
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Four Teams Advance: The Mountain West will send four women’s basketball teams to national postseason tournaments. Boise State moves on to the NCAA Tournament with the league’s automatic bid. Colorado State earned the Conference’s automatic bid to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) via its regular-season title, while Fresno State joins them with an at-large slot. New Mexico is just the second Mountain West team to accept a bid to the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI).
Where to Watch: Fans can watch all four MW teams in the postseason this week. Boise State will face Tennessee in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Colorado State, Fresno State and New Mexico will have games broadcast on the Mountain West Network (TheMW.com). The Rams host Northern Colorado in the WNIT First Round on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. MT, while the Bulldogs welcome San Francisco on the same day at 7 p.m. PT. The Lobos host North Dakota at 7 p.m. MT on Wednesday, March 18 at the Johnson Center.
Trifecta For Boise State: Only Boise State and Ohio State won a New Year’s 6 bowl game and are sending both basketball teams to the NCAA Tournament in 2014-15.
Freshman Blocked Shots Record: Fresno State rookie Bego Faz Davalos set a Mountain West freshman record for blocked shots in a season on January 28, passing the mark of 61 set by New Mexico’s Jordan Adams in 1999-2000. Faz Davalos now has 95 on the season and had 70 in MW action, passing Paris Johnson’s Conference-only games record of 52 in a season (2008-09). Adams holds the single season record of 105 set in 2000-01.
Mungedi Sets Rebound Record: Nevada senior Mimi Mungedi set a Mountain West single-game record with 29 rebounds against San José State in a 80-77 overtime loss for the Wolf Pack on February 7. It is also a Nevada single-game record and is tied for the 10th-best rebounding performance in NCAA Division I history.
How About 2,000 Career Points?: San José State senior Ta’Rea Cunnigan ended up with 2,062 points in her career as a Spartan.
Reeves & Weaver Selected for ‘So You Want To Be A Coach’: Nevada senior guard Kayla Reeves and Boise State senior guard Deanna Weaver have been selected to participate in the WBCA’s ‘So You Want To Be A Coach’ program. They will attend the three-day workshop, April 3-5 in conjunction with the WBCA Convention in Tampa, Florida.
Capital One Academic All-District: Three players were named to the Capital One Academic All-District teams last week. Colorado State’s Gritt Ryder and Wyoming’s Kayla Woodward earned first-team District VII honors, while San José State’s Ta’Rea Cunnigan was named to the first-team in District VIII, as announced February 5 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
WBCA Allstate Good Works Team: Julia Shelbourn of Nevada and Antiesha Brown of New Mexico were among the 93 nominees for the 2015 Allstate® WBCA Good Works Team. Shelbourn, a junior, serves as the Nevada Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) president and actively participates in community services efforts around Reno. Brown, a senior, volunteers her time with several community projects around Albuquerque including visiting the UNM Children’s Hospital and working with the Notah Begay Foundation to reduce child obesity and improve the health of Native American children.
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