Mountain West Women's Basketball Weekly Release
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Four Teams Undefeated To Start MW Play: The 16th season of Mountain West competition began last week with four teams wrapping up the first week undefeated. Boise State and Fresno State are off to a 2-0 start, while Nevada and UNLV are 1-0. UNLV and Nevada face off in Reno on Wednesday, January 7 at 6:30 p.m. PT.
Another Milestone On Horizon: Nevada head coach Jane Albright has a few coaching milestones coming up this season. Albright is eight shy from win No. 500 overall and five away from her 100th with the Wolf Pack. Albright will become the third Mountain West head coach with 500 or more career victories – Boise State’s Gordy Presnell - 558; and Utah State’s Jerry Finkbeiner - 510.
Top Spartan: San José State senior guard Ta‘Rea Cunnigan is on pace to set the Spartans’ career scoring record this season, not just for the women’s program but will pass the men’s mark as well. Cunnigan has 1,693 career points. She is 67 shy from reaching the women’s mark (1,760 by Karen Mason, 1978-81) and 74 from the men’s (1,767 by Ricky Berry, 1986-88).
Boise State Bench: The Broncos’ bench has made a major impact on the team’s success (10-3) this season. Boise State is 10-1 when the bench outscores an opponent. The super subs are outscoring opponents by 12 points per game (30.5-18.5) and by 26.6 (40.4-13.8) during the current five-game win streak.
Border War: It will be the 90th meeting between Colorado State and Wyoming on the hardwood on Wednesday, January 7. The two teams have played each other at least once every season since the Rams’ inaugural season in 1974. Wyoming is the only school that CSU has played every year and holds a slight 45-44 edge in the series.
Building Blocks: Nevada senior Mimi Mungedi is just four blocked shots away from taking over the Nevada career record. Mungedi currently has 118 career blocks.
Williams Wins No. 300: Colorado State head coach Ryun Williams earned his 300th win as a 4-year head coach on December 11 against Denver, 81-61. Williams is the fifth Mountain West head coach to reach the 300-victories mark.
Scoring Record Set: San José State scored a Mountain West record 119 points in the Spartans home opener against Columbia on November 16. The previous mark was 110 by Colorado State against Stony Brook on December 28, 2002. SJSU supplemented the point total with a Mountain West record 42 free throws made in a game, six more than the old record of 37 by Wyoming on March 28, 2007 and TCU on March 4, 2006.
Moe Records Triple-Double: Nevada junior guard T Moe recorded the first triple-double of the season in the league with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists against UC Santa Barbara on November 14. Her rebound and assist marks were single-game career-highs.
WBCA Allstate Good Works Team: Julia Shelbourn of Nevada and Antiesha Brown of New Mexico are 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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