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 6-0. The Bulldogs maintained the mark on January 17 with a 66-65 victory at Wyoming. Fresno State goes back on the court Saturday, January 24 when the Bulldogs travel to Nevada for a 4 p.m. PT tipoff at the Lawlor Event Center. The game will be available on the Mountain West Network.
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 - 562; and Utah State’s Jerry Finkbeiner - 511.
Top Spartan Needs 6: San José State senior guard Ta‘Rea Cunnigan set the Spartan women’s career scoring record on January 17, passing Karen Mason (1,760; 1978-81). Sitting at 1,762 points, Cunnigan is getting closer to setting the Spartans’ career scoring record, not just for the women’s program, but the men’s mark as well. Cunnigan has 1,738 career points. She is six points from passing the men’s record of 1,767 set by Ricky Berry (1986-88).
Not That Uncommon: When Ta’Rea Cunnigan sets the Spartan scoring record for a men’s or a women’s basketball player, San José State will become the fifth current Mountain West institution where the ladies are the top scorer on the basketball court. The other four are Colorado State (Becky Hammon, 2,740 points), Fresno State (Jaleesa Ross, 2,002 points), San Diego State (Judy Porter, 2,318 points) and UNLV (Linda Fröhlich, 2,355 points).
Another Road Streak Ends: Fresno State picked up its first win ever in Laramie, beating Wyoming 66-65 on January 17. The Bulldogs were 0-8 in the road portion of the series.
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.
MOUNTAIN WEST NETWORK