Second Week of MWC Action

Cougar fans can cheer on the team this Wednesday as the women host Air Force at 7 p.m. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

After capturing its first league win of the season, the Cougars enter the second week of MWC play on a five-game winning streak.

The Cougars (10-3, 1-0) host the Air Force Academy (3-12, 0-2) on Wed. Jan. 13 in a 7 p.m. tip with the game airing live on BYU TV. The team then travels to Ft. Collins to battle the Rams of CSU (9-6, 1-1) on Sat. Jan. 16 at 2 p.m.

2009-10 Stats Summary

-- Shooting from field: (.438, 340-776)

-- Shooting from three-point line: (.361, 95-263)

-- Shooting from free-throw line: (.615, 128-208)

-- Average points per game: 69.5

-- Average rebounds per game: 41.2

-- Average assists per game: 16.6

-- Average steals per game: 9.9

-- Average blocks per game: 3.3

-- Average turnovers per game: 18.4

Player Injury Report

Freshman guard Kim Parker suffered a season ending injury in the game at Weber State. She has torn ligaments in her left foot.

Sophomore guard Jenteal Jackson will apply for a medical redshirt for this year due to an on-going back problem.

THIS WEEK’S MWC COUGAR OPPONENTS

AFA - Wed. Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. MST (Provo, UT) - Marriott Center

The Air Force Academy Falcons come to Provo with a 3-12, 0-2 record. In league play their two losses were to No. 25 TCU and to Colorado State. Junior guard Raimee Beck leads the team in scoring and in rebounding with an average of 14.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Anna Gault leads the team in assists dishing out 5.2 per game and averages 1.9 steals. Head coach Ardie McInelly is in her ninth season at the helm of the women’s basketball program at the Air Force Academy.

Stat Comparison

Category BYU AFA

FG: .438 .385

3FG: .361 .310

FT: .615 .673

Points: 69.5 56.5

Reb: 41.2 36.3

Series Information

Overall Series Record: BYU leads 22-1

BYU Record in Provo: 11-0

BYU Record in Colo.Sprngs.: 10-1

BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 1-0

BYU Record under Jeff Judkins: 15-1

BYU Record in Overtime Games: N/A

Longest BYU Win Streak: 20 (1998-2008)

Longest AFA Win Streak: 1 (2008)

Largest BYU Margin of Victory: 43, 103-60 in ‘98

Largest AFA Margin of Victory: 5, 54-49 in 2008

A Look Back at the Series during the 2009 MWC Race

The Cougars swept the series against the Falcons during last season’s MWC Race. When playing in Provo, Air Force has not won a game.

CSU - Sat. Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. MST (Ft. Collins, CO) - Moby Arena

Colorado State has compiled a 9-6, 1-1 record to date. In league play, they lost to Wyoming and beat the Air Force Academy. Two players are scoring in double figures for the Rams led by Kim Mestdagh’s 16.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. She’s followed by sophomore forward Chatilla van Grinsven who scores 11.1 points and grabs 6.5 boards per game. Megan Heimstra is the team’s leading rebounder with an average of 8.9 boards per game and she also tops the list in assists dishing out 2.4 per game. Mestdagh has the most steals to date with a total of 28. Head coach Kristen Holt is in her second season at the helm of the women’s basketball team at CSU.

Stat Comparison

Category BYU CSU

FG: .438 .372

3FG: .361 .338

FT: .615 .674

Points: 69.5 62.9

Reb: 41.2 40.5

Series Information

Overall Series Record: BYU leads 49-22

BYU Record in Provo: 25-6

BYU Record in Ft. Collins: 17-14

BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 7-2

BYU Record under Jeff Judkins: 13-5

BYU Record in Overtime Games: 0-1

Longest BYU Win Streak: 14 (1982-88)

Longest CSU Win Streak: 6 (1996-2000)

Largest BYU Margin of Victory: 71, 138-67 in ‘80

Largest CSU Margin of Victory: 22, 86-64 in ‘90

A Look Back at the Series during the 2009 MWC Race

BYU swept the series with CSU during last year’s conference season. The Cougars have a 17-14 record when playing at Moby Arena and have not lost there since a 54-52 defeat on Jan. 15, 2004. That season CSU swept the series over BYU.

Cougars Travel Schedule to CSU and to Wyoming

Team Flights: Friday, Jan. 15 - Delta flight# 4500 departs from Salt Lake City at 3:11 p.m., and arrives in Denver at 4:43 p.m.

Wed. Jan. 20 - Delta flight# 965 departs Denver at 10:38 a.m., and arrives in Salt Lake City at 12:12 p.m.

Team Hotel (Ft. Collins): Cambria Suites - 2921 E. Harmony Road, 970-267-9000, 970-267-9004, fax.

Team Hotel (Laramie): Hampton Inn - 3715 E. Grand Avenue, 307-742-0125, 307-742-0126, fax.

What’s Next

After the game in Ft. Collins against CSU, the team remains on the road and travels to Laramie to take on Wyoming on Tues. Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. That game can be seen live on The Mtn. BYU returns home to host two MWC foes. San Diego State comes to Provo on Sat. Jan. 23 followed by a home contest vs. the Lobos of New Mexico on Wed. Jan. 27.

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