RMAC Shootout Preview: #1 CSU-Pueblo Lady Thunderwolves vs. #8 South Dakota Mines Lady Hardrockers

It’s the last day of February which means its “March Madness” time. Tonight we tip-off the college basketball playoffs with the RMAC Shootout Quarterfinals from Massari Arena. The #1 Thuderwolves host the #8 Hardrockers in women’s action. A win would allow Colorado State-Pueblo to host the remainder of the tournament. Here’s how each team stacks up headed into the matchup:


#8 South Dakota Mines Lady Hardrockers

  • (12-15) Overall, (10-12) in RMAC
    • (5-8) on the road this season
    • 8th in RMAC Women’s Standings
  • Outscoring opponents 1,717-1,638
  • (3-2) in Last 5 Games
    • Defeated Metro State 58-48
    • Lost to Black Hills State 61-57
    • Defeated Western State 60-52
    • Lost to Regis University 75-69
    • Defeated Chadron State 78-62
  • Offense is averaging 63.6 points/game, Defense allows 60.7 points/game
    • Leading scorer is Megan Rohrer (10.1 points/game)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Megan Rohrer (Senior)
    • Cooper Courtney (Freshman)

#1 Colorado State-Pueblo Lady Thunderwolves

  • (26-2) Overall, (20-2) in RMAC
    • (15-0) at Home
    • #1 in RMAC Women’s Standings
  • Outscoring opponents 2,053-1,698
    • Opened Season (24-0)
  • (3-2) in Last 5 Games
    • Defeated New Mexico Highlands 69-45
    • Lost to Westminster 85-81
    • Defeated Colorado Christian 80-72
    • Defeated Western State 72-52
    • Lost to Colorado Mesa 91-56
  • Offense is averaging 73.3 points/game, Defense allows 60.6 points/game
    • Leading scorer is Tuileisu Anderson (16.3 points/game)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Tuileisu Anderson (Junior)
    • Katie Cunningham (Junior)

These two teams met on January 6th, a time when CSU was rolling. The┬áPack came away with a narrow 66-64 victory. This time won’t be as close.┬áThe Thunderwolves win easily and advance to the semifinals where they will meet either Regis or Fort Lewis.

–Triple R