PUEBLO, Colo. (February 17, 2017) – Playing after a loss for the first time this season, the No. 4/6 Colorado State University-Pueblo women's basketball team will host Colorado Christian University Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on Senior Night at Massari Arena.
The Pack have a chance to win the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship outright with a win over the Cougars.
The CSU-Pueblo Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be collecting signatures at the doors Saturday for the TextLess Live More campaign, which focuses on ending distracted driving. Fans not in attendance can sign the pledge online on Saturday HERE.
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 Feb. 7. CSU-Pueblo will clinch the conference outright with a win over the Cougars.
2) The ThunderWolves own a +6.5 rebounding margin to rank second in the RMAC and 32nd nationally. Junior point guard Katie Cunningham (Aurora, Colo.) leads the RMAC and ranks 39th nationally with 232 rebounds.
3) Last season the Pack tied the program record for RMAC victories with 18, set in 2011-12 and 2013-14. At 18-1 in 2016-17, the ThunderWolves can establish a new school record in conference wins with a win against the Cougars.
4) Molly Rohrer (So., Greenwood Village, Colo.) set a CSU-Pueblo single-game record with eight blocks in the win over the Grizzlies, Feb. 3. She owns 55 blocked shots this season to lead the league and rank 21st nationally. Rohrer earned RMAC Defensive Player of the Week Feb. 6 and has six RMAC Player of the Week honors this season, more than any other team in the RMAC.
5) The ThunderWolves rank sixth in the nation in field goal percentage defense. They limit opponents to 33.7 percent from the field. Conference opponents have shot just 32.3 percent from the field against the Pack. RMAC teams have only mustered 56.5 points per game against the Pack, two points less than any other team in the conference.
Scouting Colorado Christian:
- The Cougars are 10-13 overall with an 8-10 record in RMAC play to sit ninth. CCU is 2-3 in its last five games and are coming off a 66-52 road win at Colorado Mines.
- CCU is shooting 40.8 percent from the field to rank fourth. With a +1.65 turnover margin, the Cougars are second in the RMAC.
- Alex Nelson leads Colorado Christian with 14.3 points per game, while her 7.1 rebounds per contest is second. Leading in that category is Mikala Gordan with 7.7 boards per game. She adds 11.7 points per contest.
- Last time versus CCU, the ThunderWolves won 80-61 behind 47.7 percent shooting from the field and nine 3-pointers. Molly Rohrer totaled 20 points.
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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.