Final MWC Games at Home, Seniors Recognized

With two straight league losses on the road, the Cougar women look to bounce back with home wins this week. BYU's women's basketball team 14-10, 4-8 hosts SDSU, Thurs. Mar. 4, at 7 p.m., and UNLV, Sat. Mar. 6, 4 p.m.

Teams: BYU (14-10, 4-8) vs. SDSU (8-17, 3-9) Date: Thur 3/4/04 Time:7 p.m. Arena: Marriott Ct.r.

Teams: BYU (14-10, 4-8) vs. UNLV (19-6, 8-4) Date: Sat. 3/6/04 Time:4 p.m. Arena: Marriott Ctr.

Both Home Games Live on BYU Radio

Cougar fans can follow this week's games live via BYU Radio on the Dish Network and on Direct TV. Jay Monsen will call the action.

BYU's Probable Starters

Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

F 51 Danielle Cheesman 6-2 Jr 10.3 5.9

F 35 Melinda Johnsen 5-10 Fr 1.3 1.7

C 40 Ashleigh Chamberlain 6-4 Sr 6.9 5.9

F/G 15 Jennie Overdiek 5-10 So 5.9 3.9

G 14 Julie Sullivan 5-8 Jr 9.7 2.5

Cougar Players Off The Bench

Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

F 33 Ambrosia Anderson 6-2 So 10.4 5.8

G/F 01 Nancy Seljaas 6-0 So 6.9 1.6

G 25 Kali Taylor 5-11 Jr 6.1 1.5

F 32 Kristin Kozlowski 6-2 Jr 3.8 1.8

G 12 Angie Gatten 5-6 Sr 1.6 0.4

G 23 Heather Hansen 5-9 Fr 1.6 0.6

G 04 Kestlee Dooley 5-8 Sr 1.5 1.4

G 13 Tiari Goold 5-7 Fr 1.0 0.5

G 24 Hollie Hansen 5-9 Fr 1.1 1.6

2003-04 Team Stats

4 Shooting from the field: (.408, 620-1518)

4 Shooting from the free-throw line: (.703, 336-478)

4 Shooting from three-point line: (.332, 130-392)

4 Average points per game: 65.6

Injury Report

All players are expected to be ready to play in both of the home conference games this week.

Cougar Team Notables

2 82-point scoring output twice to date; @ Portland State on 1/10/04 and @ SDSU on 2/7/04.

2 32-point margin of victory @ SDSU on 2/7/04 is largest margin of victory of the year

2The 10-4 preseason record is the best for BYU since the 1999-00 year, when they went into league play with a 10-3 record.

2 The 7-1 preseason road record was the best dating back to the 1999- 00 season when they went 5-2 in away games, prior to the con conference opener.

2 Best free-throw percentage: 93 percent (26-28) @ Montana State on 1/6/04

2 The seven point loss at Wyoming this year is the same point loss as last year's 59-66 game against the Cowgirls in Laramie.

2 Best field goal shooting: .522 (26-50) @ SDSU on 2/7/04

2 Most rebounds tallied to date: 48 vs. Air Force, 1/24/04 and @ CS Fullerton on 12/9/03

2 Most assists: 26 vs. Air Force on 1/24/04 and @ Portland State on 1/10/04

2 Most blocked shots in a game: 7 vs. Idaho State on 12/20/03

2 Most turnovers in a game: 23 @ Colorado State on 1/15/04

2 Least turnovers made: 10 @ Weber State on 11/21/03 and vs. New Mexico on 1/24/04

2 Least number of points allowed by BYU in first half: 16 vs. Wyoming on 2/12/04

Individual Player Notables

2 Most points scored - A. Anderson (22 vs USF on 1/3/04 and 22 vs. Utah on 1/31/04)

2 Most points scored - Julie Sullivan (20 @ Utah on 2/28/04)

2 Most field goals made - A. Anderson (10 vs USF on 1/3/04)

2 Most three-point FG made - N. Seljaas (5 vs Mt. St. Mary's 11/26/03)

2 Most ft's made - J. Sullivan (12 @ Santa Clara on 12/04/03)

2 Most ft's attempted - J. Sullivan (16 @ Santa Clara on 12/04/03)

2 Most reb., made - D. Cheesman (13 @ Montana State on 1/6/04)

2 Most reb, made - A. Anderson (13 vs. Utah on 1/31/04)

2 Most ast., made - J. Sullivan (8 vs. Wyoming on 2/12/04)

2 Most st., made - J. Sullivan (4 @ NAU on 1/8/04)

2 Most consecutive double figure games - (4) J.Sullivan and A. Chamberlain, last four league games, vs. Wyo, vs. CSU, at AF and at UNM.

2 Most double doubles - A. Anderson (4) - (17 & 12 vs. Clemson on 11/25/03; 21 & 11 vs. TCU on 11/29/03; and 22 & 11 vs. USF on 1/3/04; 22 & 13 vs. Utah on 1/31/04

2 Most double doubles - D. Cheesman (3 ) - (18 & 12 vs. Mt. St. Mary's on 11/26/03 , 13 & 10 @ Santa Clara on 12/04/03, and 20 & 13 @ Montana St. on 1/06/04)

Cougar lineups in 2003-04

Starting Five Record

*Sullivan, Overdiek, Johnsen, Chamberlain, Cheesman 4-2

Sullivan, Overdiek, Anderson, Ho. Hansen, Cheesman 0-2

Sullivan, Johnsen, Anderson, Ho. Hansen, Cheesman 1-0

Sullivan, Overdiek. Kozlowski, Dooley, Cheesman 1-0

Sullivan. Taylor, Chamberlain, Dooley, Cheesman 1-0

Taylor, Overdiek, Anderson, Dooley, Cheesman 0-1

Taylor, Overdiek, Kozlowski, Dooley, Cheesman 3-2

Taylor, Overdiek, Chamberlain, Dooley, Cheesman 4-4

Taylor, Overdiek, Chamberlain, Goold, Cheesman 1-0

* Indicates most current lineup

MWC OpponentS this week

San Diego State University

The Aztecs of SDSU come to Provo with a 3-9 record in seventh place in the current MWC standings. They split their last two home games, beating the Air Force Academy by two, 52-50 and then dropped three-point 44-47 decision to New Mexico on Saturday. Two players are picking up double digits in scoring with Michelle Elliott's 12.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Ashlee Dunlap is contributing 11.1 points and grabbing a team high 8.1 boards per game. SDSU shoots 38 percent from the field, 63 percent from the foul line and 36 percent from outside the arc.

SDSU Probable Starters

Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

F 24 Nicolette McCartny 6-2 Sr 2.8 4.0

F 35 Ashlee Dunlap 6-1 So 11.1 8.1

G 04 Courtney Fritz 5-8 Fr 9.7 2.4

G 05 Michelle Elliott 5-11 Fr 12.4 2.5

G 21 Veronica Shaw 5-7 So 4.2 1.8

Series Record: 17-9 in favor of BYU

Last Meeting: The Cougars and Aztecs played earlier in San Diego where the visiting BYU team picked up the 82-50 win. At the Marriott Center, SDSU has a 2-9 record winning in Provo, 63-55during the 94-95 WAC season.

UNLV

UNLV has compiled a 19-6, 8-4 record to date and are in second place in the league standings at the beginning of the final week of the regular season conference race. The Rebels will play at Utah on Thursday night before traveling to Provo on Saturday. Toping the leader board in scoring is RanDee Henry with 19.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Two teammates join her in double figure scoring with Sheena Moore tallying 16.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Junior Sherry McCracklin is contributing 14.1 points a team high 10.1 boards a game for UNLV. The team is shooting 45 percent from the field and 67 percent from the free throw line. Behind the arc they shoot 29 percent and score 72.7 points per game, while holding opponents to 61 points a game.

UNLV Probable Starters

Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

F 21 Nikki Hitchens 5-10 So 6.0 3.8

F 22 RanDee Henry 6-1 Jr 19.1 8.3

C 54 Sherry McCracklin 6-2 Jr 14.1 10.1

G 00 Sheena Moore 5-7 So 16.2 3.8

G 31 InFini Robinson 5-7 Sr 8.1 1.5

Series Record: 15-6, favoring the Cougars

Last Meeting: Both of these teams met in Las Vegas earlier this year in a game that was won by the Rebels, 77-64. UNLV has a 1-8 record when playing at the Marriott Center. The last time they won in Provo was back in 1975 where they picked up a 58-55 win. During the l league race last year, each team won on their home courts, but BYU defeated UNLV 66-64 in overtime in the MWC tournament.

UP NEXT

The Cougar team heads to Denver for the MWC Championships Mar. 10-13 at the Pepsi Center.

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