Top Three! Pack women spring to No.3 spot in D-II polls

Top Three! Pack women spring to No.3 spot in D-II polls

PUEBLO, Colo. (January 31, 2017) At 21-0, Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball moved up one spot to the No.3 ranking in both the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association D-II polls.

The Pack pummeled Chadron State College 77-54 last Friday. CSU-Pueblo dispatched then No. 18 Regis University 65-51 Saturday to remain unbeaten. The two road wins put the Pack at 15-0 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games.

With their school record, 21-0 mark, the Pack remains one of just three unbeaten team left in D-II. The 21 wins places them in a tie for most wins in the country. Their No.3 ranking is the highest ever in school history.

Nationally, the Pack owns the 23rd best scoring margin winning games by an average of 14.2 points per game. They have beaten RMAC opponents by 15.1 points per game.

Defensively, the Pack's defense has stifled opponents. CSU-Pueblo ranks seventh in D-II in field goal percentage defense, limiting opponents to 33.7 percent from the field. The ThunderWolves held the Rangers to just 24.6 percent shooting for the game.

The Pack continues to rank in the top 10 nationally in free throw-percentage. CSU-Pueblo makes 78.5 percent of its free throws, the eighth best total in D-II.

Head Coach Jim Turgeon's team owns the RMAC's best offense. The ThunderWolves score 74.2 points per game. They also make 43.5 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from downtown, both numbers lead the conference.

After sweeping both contests on their two-game road trip, the Pack will return home for a three-game homestand beginning Friday at 5:30 p.m. when rival Adams State University visits Massari Arena. Friday's game will also be a "White Out". Fans are encouraged to wear white in support of the Pack.

The ThunderWolves will continue their three-game homestand Saturday when they clash with Fort Lewis College at 5 p.m. Saturday's game will air on CET channel 106/900 HD for Comcast Xfinity subscribers.

Take-A-Kid-to-A Game Night returns to Massari Arena Saturday. Denver Nuggets Super Mascot Rocky will also return to Massari Arena to entertain fans and sign autographs. CSU-Pueblo basketball student-athletes will also sign autographs in the kid zone, which will also offer face painting.

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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.