Mountain West Women's Basketball Weekly Release
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Only One Remains: Fresno State is the only remaining undefeated team in Conference play at 4-0. The Bulldogs maintained the mark on January 10 with a 65-43 victory against Nevada despite missing head coach Jaime White who was at a family funeral. Fresno State goes back on the court Wednesday, January 14 when the Bulldogs host San José State at 7 p.m. PT at the Save Mart Center. The game will be available on the Mountain West Network.
CSU Ends 13-Year Losing Streak: Colorado State ended a 13-year road-game losing streak to Wyoming on January 7, 58-55, in Laramie. Sophomore Elin Gustavsson was the leading scorer for the Rams with 11 points.
Don’t Trail, Don’t Lose: Through the first four games of Conference action, Fresno State has trailed an opponent for less that five minutes. The Bulldogs have not trailed an opposing team in two of its last three games and never in the second half in its four MW games.
Another Milestone On Horizon: Nevada head coach Jane Albright has a few coaching milestones coming up this season. Albright is seven shy from win No. 500 overall and four 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 - 560; and Utah State’s Jerry Finkbeiner - 510.
Top Spartan: San José State senior guard Ta‘Rea Cunnigan is getting closer to setting 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 1,738 career points. She is 23 shy from passing the women’s mark (1,760 by Karen Mason, 1978-81) and 30 from the men’s (1,767 by Ricky Berry, 1986-88). Cunnigan is currently in second-place on the SJSU women’s all-time scoring list, just the second Spartan to crack the 1,700-point mark.
Building Blocks: Nevada senior Mimi Mungedi became the Wolf Pack’s all-time career shot blocker on January 7 with five blocks against UNLV. Mungedi currently has 128 career blocks. She has 123 since Nevada joined the Mountain West, ranking 12th on the league’s career blocked shots list.
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 one of five current 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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