The University of Wyoming women’s basketball team hosts San Diego State on Wednesday for its second straight game at Arena-Auditorium. The Cowgirls (16-7, 9-3 Mountain West) defeated UNLV 69-56 on Saturday to take over as the top team in the Mountain West Conference.

Senior Liv Roberts once again led the Cowgirls in scoring, finishing with a game-high 21 against the previously conference-leading Rebels. For the second straight game senior Natalie Baker scored in double-digits, adding 11 points and six rebounds while fellow senior Marleah Campbell came off the bench to score 11.

The Cowgirls started 12-of-15 from behind the arc in that game.

San Diego State (10-13, 4-8) comes to Laramie having just snapped a four-game losing streak after beating Nevada 75-72 on Saturday. The Aztecs are led by senior McKynzie Fort, who averages 16.5 points and 5.8 rebounds.

There are just five games left in the conference regular season and the Cowgirls go into Wednesday’s action tied with UNLV. The Rebels play last-place Air Force on Wednesday. Those two teams have a half-game lead on Colorado State, Boise State and Fresno State.

The Aztecs handed Wyoming its conference-opening loss earlier this season, 68-62 in San Diego. Wyoming is 11-1 this season inside Arena-Auditorium.

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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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