Women Play at New Mexico Saturday afternoon (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
With an (18-7, 9-4) record, and in second place in the latest MWC standings, the BYU women’s basketball team gets set to play its final league road game of the 2010 campaign.
The Cougars will battle the New Mexico Lobos (16-10, 8-6) on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. The game between the two MWC foes can be seen live nationwide on CBS College Sports.
BYU Probable Starters
No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG
03 Jazmine Foreman G 5-5 Jr 10.2 3.3
22 Mindy Bonham (Nielson) G 5-10 Jr 11.6 4.2
33 Haley Hall G 5-4 Jr 8.6 5.7
45 Keilani Moeaki F 6-2 Jr 4.8 2.1
35 Kristen Riley C 6-3 So 8.6 5.7
2009-10 Stats Summary
-- Shooting from field: (.436, 639-1465)
-- Shooting from three-point line: (.366, 177-484)
-- Shooting from free-throw line: (.656, 233-355)
-- Average points per game: 67.5
-- Average rebounds per game: 38.0
-- Average assists per game: 17.0
-- Average steals per game: 9.6
-- Average blocks per game: 3.6
-- Average turnovers per game: 16.9
Cougars in the NCAA Stats (as of Feb. 22, 2010)
-- Assists Per Game - 9th (17.1)
-- Assist/Turnover Ratio - 19th (1.01)
-- Assist/Turnover Ratio - Haley Hall, 15th (2.15)
Team Has Strong Showing In The MWC 2009-10 Race
With a 9-4 record in league play, the Cougar women continue to have success in the conference. As of 2/25/10, the team is in second place in the latest MWC standings with just three games to go. This is the second time during league play that the team has been tied for first place. BYU was picked to finish sixth in the conference.
NEW MEXICO - Sat. Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. MST (Albuquerque, NM) - The Pit
The University of New Mexico has compiled a 16-10, 6-6 record and is tied for fourth place in this week’s MWC standings with SDSU. At home in league play, the Lobos have a 4-3 record to date. They beat CSU 65-50 on Feb. 24. Senior guard Amy Beggin leads the way in scoring with 13.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. She’s followed by sophomore guard Sara Halasz who contributes 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest. Jessica Kielpinski tops the leader board in the rebound category grabbing a team high 6.2 boards per contest. Beggin also ranks first in assists with a total of 84 to date, while Kielpinski has the most steals on the team with 44. Head coach Don Flanagan is in his 15th season with the women’s basketball program at New Mexico.
New Mexico Probable Starters
No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG
32 Amanda Best F 6-0 Jr 9.3 4.8
52 Jessica Kielpinski F 6-1 Jr 6.8 6.2
03 Eileen Weissmann G/F 6-0 Sr 6.6 4.1
10 Amy Beggin G 5-6 Sr 13.6 3.9
20 Sara Halasz G 5-11 So 9.5 4.8
Category BYU UNM
FG: .436 .390
3FG: .366 .328
FT: .656 .751
Points: 67.5 65.0
Reb: 38.0 37.0
Overall Series Record: BYU leads 38-29
BYU Record in Provo: 22-8
BYU Record in Albuquerque: 12-16
BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 4-3
BYU Record under Jeff Judkins: 6-15
BYU Record in Overtime Games: 0-1
Longest BYU Win Streak: 9 (1987-1994)
Longest UNM Win Streak: 5 (2003-2005)
Largest BYU Margin of Victory: 39, 100-61 in ‘83
Largest UNM Margin of Victory: 49, 100-51 in ‘96
First Meeting This MWC Season
In the first match up between the Cougars and the Lobos, the teams met in Provo with New Mexico picking up the 60-57 victory on Jan. 27, 2010. When BYU plays at The Pit in Albuquerque they have amassed a 12-16 record. The Cougars last won at The Pit on Jan. 26, 2008, a 41-38 win.
Game Summary – Last outing BYU and New Mexico Jan. 27, 2010. Marriott Center. Provo, Utah. Score: 60-57 for the Lobos
The BYU women’s basketball team outrebounded the Lobos 39-34, but were unable to come up with a victory, as they dropped a heartbreaking three-point, 57-60 decision to the Lobos. Mindy Bonham led the team with a season-high 18 points in conference play.
Key Stats in 1st game BYU UNM
Field Goal Percentage 22-51 (43.1%) 18-54 (33.3%)
Three-point Percentage 4-19 (21.1%) 7-17 (41.2%)
Free-Throw Percentage 9-14 (64.3%) 17-26 (65.4%)
Rebounds 39 34
Cougar Travel - Albuquerque
Team Flight: Fri. Feb. 26 - Delta flight# 4731 departs Salt Lake City at 4:45 p.m., arriving in Albuquerque at 6:25 p.m.
Team Flight: Sun. Feb. 28 - Delta flight# 4738 departs Albuquerque at 10:48 a.m., arriving in Salt Lake City at 12:33 p.m.
Team Hotel: Marriott Albuquerque - 2101 Louisiana Blvd., NE, 505-881-6800, 505-888-2982, fax.
Team Practice - Albuquerque
Sat. Feb. 27 - Shootaround at The Pit (10-11 a.m.)
After the two league road games the Cougar team ends the MWC campaign at home hosting Utah and TCU. BYU battles the Utes on Wed. Mar. 3, at 7 p.m., a game that can be seen live worldwide on BYU TV. On Sat. Mar. 6, the Cougars host the Horned Frogs in a 2 p.m. tip off. Prior to the start of the game, senior Jaime Judkins, the lone senior on this year’s team, will be recognized.
After the last two MWC games, the BYU women’s basketball team prepares to play in the MWC Tournament in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center, Mar. 10-13.