2016–17 Wyoming Cowgirls basketball team

The 2016–17 Wyoming Cowgirls basketball team represented the University of Wyoming in the 2016–17 college basketball season. The Cowgirls are led by fourteenth year head coach Joe Legerski. The Cowgirls played their home games at the Arena-Auditorium and were members of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 22–10, 13–5 in Mountain West play to finish in second place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West women's tournament to Fresno State. They were invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Seattle in the first round before losing in to Washington State in the second round.

2016–17 Wyoming Cowgirls basketball
Wyoming Athletics logo.svg
WNIT, Second Round
ConferenceMountain West Conference
Record22–10 (13–5 Mountain West)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaArena-Auditorium
Seasons
2016–17 Mountain West Conference women's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Colorado State 15 3   .833 25 9   .735
Wyoming 13 5   .722 22 10   .688
Boise State 12 6   .667 25 8   .758
UNLV 12 6   .667 22 11   .667
New Mexico 10 8   .556 15 15   .500
Utah State 9 9   .500 17 14   .548
Fresno State 8 10   .444 18 15   .545
San Jose State 7 11   .389 11 21   .344
San Diego State 6 12   .333 11 19   .367
Nevada 5 13   .278 11 19   .367
Air Force 2 16   .111 4 25   .138
2017 MW Tournament winner
Rankings from AP poll

RosterEdit

2016–17 Wyoming Cowgirls women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
G 3 Daley Handy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) RS Fr Maize HS Wichita, KS
F 4 Taylor Rusk 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Fr ThunderRidge HS Highlands Ranch, CO
G 5 Rikka Kujala 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) So Vimpelin Lukio High School Vimpeli, Finland
F 10 Selale Kepenc 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Fr Bostenci Doga College Istanbul, Turkey
F 12 Marta Gomez 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) So INS Joaquim Blume High School Valles, Spain
G 13 Liv Roberts 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Jr Sentinel HS Missoula, MT
F 14 Natalie Baker 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Jr Chaparral HS Parker, CO
G 22 Clara Tapia 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) So Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain
F 23 Bailee Cotton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) RS So Denver School S&T Denver, CO
G 24 Skyler Snodgrass 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Jr Andover Central HS Wichita, KS
F 32 Tijana Raca 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) So Aristoteleio College Pyles Thessaloniki, Greece
G 33 Hailey Ligocki 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Sr Sheridan HS Sheridan, WY
F 40 Coreen Labish 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) So Mead HS Cheney, WA
F 42 Marleah Campbell 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Jr Shawnee Mission West HS Lenexa, KS
F 44 Rachelle Tucker 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) So Pierce HS Pierce, NE
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: September 5, 2016

StatisticsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Natalie Baker 32 30 27.9 .424 .318 .879 5.7 1.2 0.7 0.3 9.7
Marleah Campbell 29 0 8.6 .525 .333 .846 1.8 0.3 0.1 0.3 3.2
Bailee Cotton 32 31 18.5 .431 .000 .692 4.8 0.6 0.5 0.2 5.9
Marta Gomez 32 9 24.0 .418 .396 .818 3.0 1.7 0.5 0.2 8.8
Daley Handy 10 0 4.3 .200 .000 .000 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.4
Selale Kepenc 14 0 5.2 .306 .385 .875 1.5 0.2 0.3 0.1 2.8
Riikka Kujala 24 0 8.6 .333 .333 .833 0.6 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.8
Hailey Ligocki 32 32 27.3 .417 .182 .661 2.4 2.5 1.0 0.3 7.3
Tijana Raca 10 0 4.0 .000 .000 .500 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Liv Roberts 25 25 32.6 .496 .410 .814 7.8 2.4 1.2 0.2 15.6
Taylor Rusk 32 1 21.2 .487 .446 .593 2.2 1.5 0.8 0.1 6.3
Skyler Snodgrass 13 0 5.2 .292 .235 .250 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.0 1.5
Clara Tapia 32 32 30.2 .400 .365 .680 2.2 4.5 1.1 0.1 6.2
Rachelle Tucker 19 0 8.9 .600 .000 .667 2.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 4.8

ScheduleEdit

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/04/2016*
6:30 pm
South Dakota Tech W 62–54 
Arena-Auditorium (2,398)
Laramie, WY
Non-conference regular season
11/11/2016*
5:30 pm
Chadron State W 74–50  1–0
Arena Auditorium (2,530)
Laramie, WY
11/13/2016*
11:00 am
at Michigan State L 51–63  1–1
Breslin Center (4,138)
East Lansing, MI
11/17/2016*
6:30 pm
Denver W 59–49  2–1
Arena Auditorium (1,764)
Laramie, WY
11/20/2016*
1:00 pm
Cal State Fullerton W 61–26  3–1
Arena Auditorium (2,170)
Laramie, WY
11/22/2016*
6:30 pm
Adams State W 79–40  4–1
Arena Auditorium (2,801)
Laramie, WY
11/27/2016*
1:00 pm
at Drake L 50–63  4–2
Knapp Center (2,153)
Des Moines, IA
12/02/2016*
6:30 pm
Southern Utah W 68–48  5–2
Arena Auditorium (2,304)
Laramie, WY
12/04/2016*
1:00 pm
South Dakota W 69–62 OT 6–2
Arena Auditorium (2,058)
Laramie, WY
12/09/2016*
6:30 pm
Idaho L 71–75  6–3
Arena Auditorium (2,309)
Laramie, WY
12/18/2016*
2:00 pm
at Montana W 67–42  7–3
Dahlberg Arena (2,569)
Missoula, MT
12/21/2016*
7:00 pm
at No. 15 Colorado W 82–75  8–3
Coors Events Center (1,982)
Boulder, CO
Mountain West regular season
12/29/2016
7:00 pm
at Air Force W 66–54  9–3
(1–0)
Clune Arena (386)
Colorado Springs, CO
12/31/2016
2:00 pm
UNLV W 79–57  10–3
(2–0)
Arena Auditorium (2,831)
Laramie, WY
01/04/2017
6:30 pm
Fresno State W 70–48  11–3
(3–0)
Arena Auditorium (2,054)
Laramie, WY
01/11/2016
7:00 pm
at Utah State W 71–48  12–3
(4–0)
Smith Spectrum (528)
Logan, UT
01/14/2017
5:00 pm
at Nevada W 72–59  13–3
(5–0)
Lawlor Events Center (1,016)
Reno, NV
01/18/2017
6:30 pm
San Jose State W 89–60  14–3
(6–0)
Arena Auditorium (2,218)
Laramie, WY
01/21/2017
2:00 pm
New Mexico W 68–52  15–3
(7–0)
Arena Auditorium (2,788)
Laramie, WY
01/25/2016
7:00 pm
at UNLV L 46–51  15–4
(7–1)
Cox Pavilion (865)
Las Vegas, NV
01/28/2017
2:00 pm
at Boise State L 54–64  15–5
(7–2)
Taco Bell Arena (938)
Boise, ID
02/01/2017
6:30 pm
San Diego State W 80–67  16–5
(8–2)
Arena Auditorium (2,031)
Laramie, WY
02/04/2017
2:00 pm
Air Force W 73–41  17–5
(9–2)
Arena Auditorium (2,327)
Laramie, WY
02/08/2017
8:00 pm
at Fresno State L 47–52  17–6
(9–3)
Save Mart Center (2,035)
Fresno, CA
02/11/2017
2:00 pm
Utah State W 59–40  18–6
(10–3)
Arena Auditorium (2,295)
Laramie, WY
02/15/2017
7:00 pm
at Colorado State
Border War
L 54–61  18–7
(10–4)
Moby Arena (2,056)
Fort Collins
02/18/2017
2:00 pm
Boise State L 43–53  18–8
(10–5)
Arena Auditorium (2,952)
Laramie, WY
02/25/2016
2:00 pm
at New Mexico W 60–58  19–8
(11–5)
The Pit (5,239)
Albuquerque, NM
02/28/2017
6:30 pm
Colorado State
Border War
W 56–49  20–8
(12–5)
Arena Auditorium (3,588)
Laramie, WY
03/03/2017
8:00 pm
at San Jose State W 68–59  21–8
(13–5)
Event Center Arena (763)
San Jose, CA
Mountain West Women's Tournament
03/07/2017
7:00 pm
(2) vs. (7) Fresno State
Quarterfinals
W 58–48  21–9
Thomas & Mack Center (1,642)
Paradise, NV
WNIT
03/16/2017
6:30 pm
Seattle
First Round
W 68–52  22–9
Arena Auditorium (1,671)
Laramie, WY
03/18/2017
2:00 pm
Washington State
Second Round
L 67–68 OT 22–10
Arena Auditorium (1,871)
Laramie, WY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time. All dates, times, and TV are tentative and subject to change.

RankingsEdit

2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball rankings

Regular Season Polls
Poll Pre-
Season
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Final
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR N/A
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
(RV)   Received Votes

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wyoming Cowgirls 2016-17 schedule". Archived from the original on July 4, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016.