The University of Wyoming women’s basketball team puts its three-game winning streak on the line Saturday when it plays Border War rival Colorado State.

Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Standout senior Liv Roberts has two double-doubles in the past three games for the Cowgirls (10-5, 3-1 Mountain West), including a 19-point, 10-rebound performance in Wednesday’s 66-55 home victory over New Mexico. Junior Bailee Cotton added 13 points and six rebounds while sophomore Taylor Rusk pitched in 10 points.

“I think we were able to execute offensively,” UW head coach Joe Legerski said in a release. “We had so many people step up tonight, starting with Liv.”

The 5-foot-11 Roberts, a preseason all-conference selection, leads Wyoming with 12.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Rusk is averaging 9.6 points per game, with Cotton averaging 8.7 per contest.

Wednesday’s victory vaulted the Cowgirls into a first-place tie in the conference standings with UNLV. Colorado State, Boise State, Fresno State and New Mexico are all one-half game back at 3-2.

The Rams are led by sophomore Grace Colaivalu, who averages 12.1 points per game.

Saturday’s game will be the 99th rivalry game between the two with the series currently tied at 49.

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High School Sports Reporter

Brady Oltmans reports on high school and local sports. He joined the Star-Tribune in July 2016 after covering prep sports and college soccer in Nebraska. He also contributes to University of Wyoming sports coverage. He and his dog live in Casper.

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