Feb. 5, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Colorado State women’s basketball continued its storied run, winning its sixth straight Wednesday over UNLV, 66-48.
The victory is the Rams’ (17-4, 9-1 MW) seventh road win of the season, which is the most in 13 years. CSU is now at nine conference victories, which is the most in two years, and the win streak is the longest in Mountain West action since 2000-01.
“I thought we were the better running team early,” commented Head Coach Ryun Williams “We got some easy baskets early. I think they got tired earlier than we did. It helped to get the layups early and to get calmed down and comfortable. Our zone to start the game was exceptional. It was active, we got deflections, we were on shooters, we rebounded really well. That was the reason we started getting some separation.”
After six minutes of back-and-forth action, the Rams put together a small 7-0 run, and slowly built their lead up to 15 points by the intermission.
Elin Gustavsson was firing on all cylinders from opening tip. She converted on her first four attempts, and was the first to 10 points for either team by the 9:35 mark of the first half. She finished her night with a career-high 26 points and three steals. Her final tally in the points’ column is the most by any Ram this season.
One of the Rebels (9-13, 6-4 MW) leading scorers, Danielle Miller was held to just two points, shooting 1-14 on the night. Rejane Verin was the team’s leader with 14.
“This is a tremendous win,” added Williams. “We’re capable of making a lot more of the shots than we did. They’re excited, but ‘Gosh Coach, we could’ve played better.’”
Colorado State’s three-point show from last weekend was nowhere to be found this evening, but the Rams made up for it in the paint, with 30 points.
After averaging 5.9 steals per game before Saturday’s game vs. SDSU, CSU has totaled 27 snips in the past two contests, including a season-high 15 tonight.
Earlier this evening San Diego State (8-11, 5-4 MW) snapped a Broncos six-game win streak on its home court vs. Boise State (12-9, 7-3 MW), 75-65. The Rams are now two games ahead of their closest competition in the Mountain West standings.
Tonight’s game was UNLV’s Play4Kay Pink Out contest. Colorado State will host its own Pink Out game vs. Air Force Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. MT. Tickets are available at CSURams.com or by calling 1-800-491-RAMS.
Rams earn 74 MW Scholar-Athlete nods for 2013-14
Sixth-three Colorado State student-athletes earned a record total of 74 Scholar-Athlete awards...
Mountain West announces academic all-conference...
A record number of 101 Colorado State student-athletes earned academic all-conference accolades...
CSU announces changes to women's basketball staff
Head Coach Ryun Williams announced on Tuesday the additions of Brooke Atkinson, Rebecca Alvidrez ...
Women's basketball to host Offensive Skills Camp
Colorado State women's basketball will be holding its annual Offensive Skills Camp June 24-26 at ...
CSU adds Ely to 2014-15 roster
Colorado State women's basketball added Taylor Ely to the 2014-15 roster. Head Coach Ryun...
Rams grant release to four athletes
Colorado State women's basketball Head Coach Ryun Williams granted the release of Caitlin Duffy, ...
Williams announces addition of Wharry to 2014-1...
Finalizing a busy Wednesday of additions to the Colorado State women's basketball program, Head...
Rams add two transfers to 2014-15 roster
Colorado State women's basketball Head Coach Ryun Williams on Wednesday announced the additions...