PUEBLO, Colo. (February 9, 2017) –After three games at home, Colorado State University-Pueblo will hit the road to face Westminster College Friday at 5:30 p.m. The Pack has a chance to win the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship outright with a win over the Griffins.
The "Starting Five" - CSU-Pueblo's Top Storylines
1) The Pack clinched a share of their first RMAC Regular Season Championship since 1987-88 with a 69-45 win over New Mexico Highlands University Tuesday night. CSU-Pueblo will clinch the conference outright with a win over the Griffins. They would also match the RMAC's record for longest winning streak at 25, set by Colorado Mesa University in 2013-14.
2) Jim Turgeon earned his 50th win at CSU-Pueblo Tuesday against the Cowgirls. Just 56 games into his coaching tenure at CSU-Pueblo, Turgeon becomes the quickest coach to reach this plateau in school history. He is 50-6 overall.
3) With a 24-0 record overall, CSU-Pueblo is one of just two unbeaten teams left in D-II. They are ranked No.3 overall in both the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and D-II Sports Information Directors Association polls. Their 24 wins ranks second overall.
4) Molly Rohrer (So., Greenwood Village, Colo.) set a CSU-Pueblo single-game record with eight blocks in the win over the Grizzlies. Rohrer earned RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors with 10 blocks last weekend. She now has six RMAC Player of the Week honors this season, more than any other team or player of the RMAC.
5) The ThunderWolves rank fourth in the nation in field goal percentage defense. They limit opponents to 33.2 percent from the field. Conference opponents have shot just 31.7 percent from the field against the Pack. RMAC teams have only mustered 54.9 points per game agaisnt the Pack, three points less than any other team in the conference.
- The Griffins bring an 8-13 (6-11 RMAC) record into the weekend. They split their two games last weekend, beating Western State Colorado University 54-46, before losing to Colorado Mesa 68-58.
- Westminster and CSU-Pueblo have clashed twice. The Pack have won both meetings. The ThunderWolves defeated Westminster 68-54 in Pueblo Dec. 10.
- The Griffins rank third in the RMAC in free throw percentage. They make 74.2 percent at the line.
- Sydnee Taylor ranks 20th in the RMAC with 11.4 points per game.
-The Griffins rank last in the RMAC with 0.8 blocks per game. Taylor is their leading blocker with just 0.25 blocks per game.