LAS VEGAS, Nev. — For the first time in program history, the Wyoming Cowgirls have won a postseason conference tournament. The seventh-seeded Cowgirls culminated their incredible Mountain West Tournament run by defeating No. 4 seed Fresno State, 59-56.

The win gives Wyoming the Mountain West’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, which will be the Cowgirl’s second trip the NCAAs in program history. The last time the University of Wyoming women’s basketball team made it to the tournament was in 2008. The team lost to Pittsburgh.

According to a game recap by the University of Wyoming, Wyoming shot 39.6 percent for the game and hit 9-of-24 (37.5 percent) from the 3-point range while the Bulldogs shot 36.5 percent overall and went just 4-of-15 from beyond-the-arc. FSU outscored the Cowgirls 14-3 in points off turnovers and 32-20 in points in the paint while UW got 22 bench points and only starters scored for the Bulldogs.

“I’m out of words right now,” said Head Coach Gerald Mattinson.”The effort that they put into this and the way they’ve played during this stretch, it speaks so highly of them. Who they are and what they’ve become, the toughness that this team has shown and that they play with, it’s a credit to them.”

Quinn Weidemann was named the Tournament’s Most Valuable Player postgame. She led the Cowgirls with 14 points. She had four assists and four rebounds.

The Wyoming Cowgirl’s have been sharing their exciting win via Instagram.

The Cowgirls now await to see who they will face at the NCAA Tournament. The Women’s NCAA Selection Show is set for Monday night at 5 p.m., Mountain Time and can be seen on ESPN.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.