MW Women’s Basketball Weekly Release – December 28

Colorado Springs, Colorado – Colorado State (9-1) sits atop the Mountain West women’s basketball rankings ahead of MW action. UNLV (8-3) is second followed by New Mexico (9-4) and Nevada (8-4). Air Force (6-5) and San Diego State (6-5) are tied for fifth in the league standings.

  • The Mountain West combined for an overall non-conference record of 66-54, with New Mexico closing the undefeated non-conference action at home at 7-0.
  • New Mexico enter Conference action in a bid to defend their 2020-21 regular season title. Wyoming is the reigning MW tournament champion.
  • Wyoming (83) and Colorado State (86) are in the Top 90 in the current NET rankings.
  • The Mountain West combined for a 32.4 to 3-point field goal percentage, which is seventh among all conferences this season.
  • CSU (9-1) is just one of 29 programs nationwide with one loss or less.
  • Colorado State is the nation’s No. 1 in turnovers, averaging just 10 per game.
  • Colorado State Junior Guard Mckenna hofschild recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 11 assists in the Rams’ 64-45 win over CSU Pueblo on December 12. Hofschild became the first Ram to record a double-double since Ellen Nystrom in 2017.
  • Haley Caviinder is the only Mountain West player to record a triple-double this season. The junior guard posted 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in the Bulldogs’ victory over Utah Valley on Nov. 11. She is one of 14 players in the country to have recorded a triple-double this season.
  • San Diego State Superior Guard Sophie ramos is one of only five active players in the country with at least 1,200 points, 400 rebounds, 300 assists and 100 steals in her career while playing less than 100 games.
  • New Mexico have a three-player record, a league record, a double-double this season, with the senior forward Shaiquel McGruder registering a two, a high for the team.
  • Boise State sophomore forward Elodie Lalotte and Utah State Junior Guard / Forward Adryana Quezada have recorded four double-digit rebound games, which is tied for most in the league.
  • from New Mexico La Tora Duff, Fresno State Haley Caviinder, State of Colorado Mckenna hofschild and Boise State Mary kay naro are the only Mountain West players to record a double-digit assist this season.
  • New Mexico senior forward Shaiquel McGruder is the only MW player to record a 30-point game this season – she scored 30 points and seven rebounds against Prairie View A&M on November 15.
  • Colorado State leads the country in free throw percentage at 81.9, while Nevada is fifth nationally with a score of 80.8.

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