Game notes: CSU hosts Wyoming on Senior Night
March 4, 2013
Colorado State vs. Wyoming | Game 28
|COLORADO STATE RAMS||WYOMING COWGIRLS|
Colorado State (10-17, 6-8 MW) plays its final regular season home game in the second installment of the Border War vs. Wyoming (22-6, 11-4) on Wednesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. MST.
The Rams have won four straight at home and are looking to extend the streak to five over the Cowgirls. Wyoming is 4-3 away from Laramie in league play with losses to Fresno State (61-47), San Diego State (66-43) and Boise State (70-68).
The game will be broadcast live on AM 1410 KIIX. Matt Wozniak, now in his fourth season with the Rams, calls all the action. Live game video will also be available for all non-televised home contests via Rams All-Access subscription on CSURams.com, and for the first time, fans will be able to listen to every Rams' game for free on Rams All-Access.
Wyoming Time Change
The Colorado State athletic department announced a time change to the March 6 women’s basketball game vs. Wyoming to 6 p.m. MST.
The one-hour change was made in order for fans to be able to watch both the men’s and women’s basketball contests that evening. The men’s game at Wyoming is scheduled for 8 p.m., and will be broadcast on ROOT Sports.
Game Promotions Wednesday's contest is Senior Night, in which the Rams will honor Meghan Heimstra in a pregame ceremony. The matchup is slated to be an official "Green Out." For more on Heimstra's career accomplishments, see page 4 of this release.
Scouting Report on Wyoming
- Wednesday's matchup is Wyoming's final game of the regular season with a bye on Saturday. The Cowgirls are expected to finish in third place in the standings.
- The Cowgirls are on a three-game win streak with victories at UNLV and over Air Force and New Mexico at home.
- Three of the team's four losses in the MW were to the top two teams in the league, SDSU and Fresno State. The fourth was at Boise State in early January.
- In conference games the Cowgirls lead the MW in seven stat categories, including scoring offense (70.8), field-goal percentage (.446) and assists (16.9).
- Nationally the team is seventh in the country in three-point percentage (.379), and 10th in field-goal percentage (.452) and fouls ((12.7).
- Four of Wyoming's five starters are averaging double figures in league play. Chaundra Sewell leads the charge with 14.9. Following her is Kayla Woodward (14.1), Kaitlyn Mileto (12.7) and Ashley Sickles (11.3).
- Coincidentally, Meghan Heimstra, from Silver Creek High School in Longmont, also played against Sewell (Broomfield HS) in her Senior Night game five years ago. Silver Creek won the matchup, but later lost to the Sewell's team in the state championship game.
Series vs. the Cowgirls
- Wednesday's meeting between Colorado State and Wyoming will be the 85th game between the two schools.
- The Rams are in a tie, 42-42, vs. the Cowgirls overall with a 22-17 record in Fort Collins.
- The Border War rivalry is the oldest in program history, dating back to the Rams' first season in 1974.
- This is Head Coach Ryun Williams second contest vs. Wyoming, with an 0-1 record in his career. Until this season, Williams had never played against any team in the MW, aside from CSU.
A win will...
- Allow the Rams a chance to move into as high as a tie for fourth place in the conference standings. The Rams are currently in sixth place.
- Improve the Rams' record against the Cowgirls to 43-42 all-time and 23-17 in Fort Collins.
- Give CSU its first victory over a 20-win team this season.
- Start a series win streak over the Cowgirls in Moby. The Rams defeated Wyoming, 62-58, at home last season.
Last time at Wyoming (Feb. 2)
The Cowgirls experience got the better of the Rams, as Colorado State fell to Wyoming at Arena Auditorium, 82-67.
The loss pits CSU’s record at 6-14 on the year and 2-5 in league play, while Wyoming improves to 17-4 and 6-2 in the Mountain West.
Colorado State opened the contest on an 8-0 run, fueled by three-pointers from Hayley Thompson and Sam Martin. The Rams led by as much as nine in the first half, but a skilled Cowgirl squad fought back, taking a one-point lead at the half.
Both teams shot well in the first stanza, making over 45.0 percent of their shots. Wyoming continued the hot streak into the second half, shooting 53.8 percent, but the Rams cooled off, with a 34.6 conversion rate.
Martin tied her career-high with 30 points on the afternoon. It was her 13th game in double figures and her third over 20 this season. The junior moves up to the No. 16 spot in the CSU record book, with 1,044 career points.
Thompson and Caitlin Duffy registered 10 points apiece. It was Duffy’s 10th game in double figures and Thompson’s second-consecutive game with 10 or more.
CSU’s 37 first-half points, was the most the Rams have put up in a 20-minute period all season, aside from the game vs. Division-II South Dakota Mines.
Both Thompson and Alicia Nichols got into foul trouble midway through the second. Thompson fouled out in the last minute.
The Century Club
Senior Meghan Heimstra earned the 100th block of her career late in the first half at Bowling Green on Dec. 1. She becomes just the fourth player in CSU history to accomplish such a feat, joining Rams’ greats Teresa James, Shannon Strecker and Melissa Dennett in the century club.
With 132 blocks to date, Heimstra is currently in second place in the CSU record books, and will likely finish her career there. The No.1 spot is held by James, who recorded 164 blocks for the Rams from 1992-96.
With 44 blocks on the season, Heimstra is only four denials away from tying the single-season blocks record at CSU. She currently sits in third, with James occupying the top two spots.
Also entering the 100 club is junior Sam Martin. With three games remaining this regular season, she ranks fifth with 102 career blocks.
Another 100 for Heimstra
The Jan. 4 matchup vs. South Dakota Mines was Meghan Heimstra's 100th career game played at Colorado State. As the only senior, she is only player on the 2012-13 roster that will reach 100 games this season.
Here are the Longmont native's career numbers and where she falls in the top 20 in the CSU record books:
|Rebounds per game||5.71||17th|
Colorado State will close out the regular season on the road at Nevada (7-20, 2-12 MW). Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. MT.