Women Will Open MWC Hoops Conference Play on the Road for 4th Season in a Row

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From the desk of Sean O'Sullivan

Wyoming Athletic Department

LARAMIE – Gerald Mattinson's first season as the Cowgirls head coach will feature two conference games the first week of December, according ot the Mountain West conference basketball schecdule announced this week.

For the fourth season in a row, the Cowgirls will start league play on the road, as they will take a quick road trip to Air Force on Dec. 4 and New Mexico on Dec. 7. Then, after a three-and-a-half week break from conference foes, the Cowgirls have a two-game home stand against defending MW champion Boise State on Jan. 1 and "Border War" foe Colorado State on Jan. 4.

The Cowgirls will travel to the Pacific time zone for a pair of games against San Diego State on Jan. 8 and UNLV on Jan. 11, before hosting Nevada on Jan. 15. After a road game against Fresno State on Jan. 18, the Cowgirls host the Aztecs on Jan. 22. Wyoming the wraps up its January slate at Utah State on the 29th.

Wyoming hosts San José State on Feb. 1, before making the return trip to Boise State for a Feb. 5 showdown. The New Mexico Lobos will make the trip to Laramie for a Feb. 8 game, and then the Cowgirls will have a week to prep for their next game as they face CSU in Fort Collins on Feb. 15. Three of Wyoming's final four games are in the friendly confines of the Arena-Auditorium as Utah State (Feb. 19), Air Force (Feb. 22) and Fresno State (Feb. 27) will all travel to 7,220 feet. The exception is Wyoming's road game against Nevada on Feb. 24.

The Mountain West Tournament will be held in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Thomas & Mack Center. The first round will be held on March 1, with the quarterfinals on March 2, the semifinals on March 3 and the championship game on March 4.

Season tickets are now available for Cowgirl basketball. Prices for season tickets are $130 for the public, $100 for faculty and staff and just $70 for kids. Fans are able to pick their own seats, and four-month payment plans are available.

Fans interested in season tickets can call the ticket office at (307) 766-7220, visit gowyo.com/tickets or stop by the ticket office located at the Willet West entrance Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.