Mountain West Women's Basketball Weekly Release
On The MWN: The Mountain West Network will stream every conference game on TheMW.com during the 2014-15 season.
Only One Remains: Fresno State is the only remaining undefeated team in Conference play at 9-0. The Bulldogs maintained their unbeaten status on January 31 with a 53-49 victory against second-place Colorado State. Fresno State holds a two-game lead in the standings and returns to the court Wednesday, February 4 when it travels to San José State for a 7 p.m. PT tipoff at The Event Center. The game will be available on the Mountain West Network.
Start Time Change: The Mountain West has announced a change in start time for the 2015 MW Women’s Basketball Championship game. Tipoff is now set for Noon PT.
Pretty In Pink: Look for a radical change in uniform color by Mountain West teams during the month of February. MW women’s basketball teams will break out the pink uniforms in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Play4Kay program. Play4Kay is an avenue of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to raise awareness and money for scientific research in the fight against women’s cancers.
- Feb. 4 - Wyoming vs. Air Force (Annual Walk for Women)
- Feb. 11 - Fresno State vs. UNLV
- Feb. 14 - Boise State vs. Fresno State
- Feb. 14 - Colorado State vs. San Diego State
- Feb. 14 - New Mexico vs. Nevada
- Feb. 14 - UNLV vs. Air Force
- Feb. 18 - Utah State vs. San José State
- Feb. 21 - Air Force vs. Colorado State
- Feb. 21 - Nevada vs. Boise State
- Feb. 21 - San Diego State vs. San José State
- Feb. 28 - San José State vs. Nevada
Stopping The Streak: Air Force ended a 30-game losing streak in Conference play on January 28 with an 83-80 win over San José State. Senior Jimi Blagowsky tied a career-high with 29 points to lead the Falcons in the win. Classmate Angela Johnson came off the bench for her first career double-double with career-highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Freshman Blocked Shots Record: Fresno State rookie Bego Faz Davalos set a Mountain West freshman record for block 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 69 on the season and has 45 in MW action, also passing Adams’ record of 32 that season.
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 - 563; and Utah State’s Jerry Finkbeiner - 513.
Not That Uncommon: When Ta’Rea Cunnigan set the Spartan scoring record for a men’s or a women’s basketball player on January 21, San José State became 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).
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.
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