RMAC Favorite Pack WBB begins Exhibition slate at Colorado State

RMAC Favorite Pack WBB begins Exhibition slate at Colorado State

PUEBLO, Colo. (November 3, 2016) One week before their regular season opener, Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball hits the road for a pair of exhibition contests. The Pack will visit Colorado State University Friday at 7 p.m. and play Utah State University Sunday at 2 p.m.

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The two Colorado State schools last met in exhibition play Nov. 5, 2011. The Rams won that game 62-49. They lead the all-time series in games that count 14-4. The Pack and Aggies have split their two meetings all-time. The last meeting occurred in the 1974-75 season.

 

The "Starting Five" - CSU-Pueblo's Top Storylines

1)  RMAC Coaches pegged the ThunderWolves as the preseason favorites to win the conference. The Pack won a conference-record fifth RMAC Tournament Championship in 2016.

 

2) The Pack won a school record 26 games in 2015-16 during Jim Turgeon's first season at the helm. The ThunderWolves would earn the No. 2 seed in their NCAA Regional, which is their highest seed ever in a NCAA Tournament.

 

3) CSU-Pueblo returns three starters from their 2015-16 squad. Seven reserves also return for the Pack. Transfers Taylor Long and Katie Cunningham are expected to start immediately for CSU-Pueblo. Two transfers and two freshman round out the Pack's roster.

 

4) Two of the Pack's three returning starters earned All-RMAC nods in 2015-16. Molly Rohrer (So., Greenwood Village, Colo.) earned First Team All-RMAC honors in addidtion to being named RMAC Freshman of the Year. Tuileisu Anderson (Jr., Vancouver, Wash.)  also received First Team All-RMAC honors.  

 

5)  CSU-Pueblo received votes in the WBCA Preseason poll, released November 2nd. The Pack received 44 total votes which placed them No.28 overall. CSU-Pueblo was the only RMAC team to receive a vote.

 

The Pack went 2-0 in the exhibition season in 2015-16.CSU-Pueblo beat Division I schools Southern Utah University and Utah Valley University a year ago.  However, Colorado State will likely pose the Pack it's toughest test of the season. The Rams went 31-2 in 2015-16 with a perfect 18-0 record in the Mountain West Conference.  Utah State finished 14-17 last season. The Aggies posted an 8-10 mark in conference games.

 

CSU-Pueblo will open its regular season in Denver against Texas A&M University- Commerce. The ThunderWolves will host their home opener Friday Nov. 18 when they face University of Alaska Fairbanks at 5 p.m.

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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