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By Scott Nulph

One hand helping the other

Cowgirls' defense has led to better play on offensive end


January 4, 2017

COURTESY/ SHANNON BRODERICK/ Boomerang photographer

Wyoming guard Hailey Ligocki dribbles past UNLV guard Dakota Gonzalez during Saturday's games at the Arena-Auditorium.

LARAMIE – The University of Wyoming women's basketball team is all about helping this season.

And the Cowgirls' offense is receiving some unexpected help from the other side of the court.

UW (10-3 overall, 2-0 Mountain West) enters this week ranked second in the conference and No. 22 nationally in points allowed at 54.1 per game.

The obvious result of that number is the opposition is scoring less. But UW's improved defensive play appears to be helping with the offense as well.

The Cowgirls, despite being much more of a half court team than a season ago, are actually averaging four more po...

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