PUEBLO, Colo. (January 12, 2017) – Just over halfway through their regular season, Colorado State University-Pueblo women's basketball will try to defend their unbeaten record when they return home to play Metro State University of Denver Friday and University of Colorado Colorado Springs Saturday. Both games will tip off at 5:30 p.m.
The Pack will also host high school night Saturday. All middle school and high school students will receive free admission to Saturday's game. The CSU-Pueblo Admissions staff will have a booth at the game that can help high school seniors get their application fee to CSU-Pueblo waived.
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The "Starting Five" - CSU-Pueblo's Top Storylines
1) The ThunderWolves narrowly preserved their unbeaten record with an 88-87 overtime win over Black Hills State. Jaszymn Johnson (Sr., Denver, Colo.) scored the game winner with 1.8 seconds left on the clock. A night earlier, Johnson defended a game winner attempt by South Dakota Mines to ensure a 66-65 Pack win.
2. CSU-Pueblo moved up one spot to No.8 in the D-II Sports Information Directors Association. With their two close wins, the Pack dropped one spot to No. 10 in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Poll.
3) The Pack is one of just undefeated teams remaining in D-II. Their 15 wins ranks as the second most in the nation.
4) Johnson has been clutch for the Pack. In four games this season, she has scored the game tying or go ahead bucket in the fourth quarter or overtime. The Pack has only trailed in the fourth quarter in five games this season.
5) CSU-Pueblo ranks 12th in D-II in free throw percentage. Collectively, the Pack makes 78.0 percent of their tries from the line. Seven ThunderWolves shoot 80 percent or better at the charity stripe, (Angie Moore- 88.2, Katie Cunningham - 87.0, Taylor Long – 86.2, Katie Jones - 85.7, Molly Rohrer- 82.1, Johnson – 81.3, Tuileisu Anderson – 80.8).
- Cunningham (Jr., Aurora, Colo.) leads the RMAC with 9.4 rebounds per game. She stands third in the conference with 4.5 assists per game. Her 2.0 steals per game ranks second in the conference.
- Rohrer (So., Greenwood Village, Colo.) leads the RMAC with 2.1 blocks per game. This ranks Rohrer 27th in the nation. Her 31 total blocks stands 22nd in D-II.
-Anderson (Jr., Vancouver, Wash.)ranks second in the conference with 17.5 points per game. Her 2.7 3-pointers per game also stands second in the RMAC.
- CSU-Pueblo leads the RMAC with 74.5 points per game. They are also the conference's best shooting team, making 43.1 percent of their shots from the field.
- Rohrer ranks fifth in the RMAC with a 50.9 percent field percentage. Lauren Heyn (So., Loomis, Calif.) ranks sixth in the RMAC by making 50.0 percent of her tries at the line.
- The Roadrunners enter the weekend with a 9-7 record overall. They have a 5-4 record in RMAC games. They defeated Adams State University 80-38 in their last outing. One night earlier they lost to Fort Lewis College.
- MSU Denver leads the all-time series with CSU-Pueblo 30-22. The Pack has won the last five games against the Roadrunners.
- The Roadrunners have the conference's best defense. They limit opponents to 55.1 points per game, the 14th best defensive average in the country.
- Georgia Ohrdorf ranks sixth in the RMAC in scoring with 14.1 points per game. Ohrdorf ranks eighth with 7.1 rebounds per game.
- The Roadrunners lead the RMAC in turnover margin (+1.62). Despite this stat, they rank 14th in the conference with 5.8 steals per game.
- The Mountain Lions enter the weekend in second place in the RMAC with an 8-1 record in conference games. They hold an 11-4 record overall.
- CSU-Pueblo leads the all-time series against UCCS 37-18. The ThunderWolves won the only meeting last season, 64-61 at Massari Arena.
- Tori Fisher earned RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Fisher grabbed 23 rebounds and scored 23 points in the Mountain Lions win over the Skyhawks. She ranks sixth in the conference with 7.5 rebounds per game.
- The Mountain Lions lead the conference in 3-point field goal percentage. They make 35.1 percent of their attempts from downtown.
- Fisher ranks second in the RMAC in field goal percentage. She makes 59.0 percent from the field.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics