Knee pain has bothered Ashley Wilson throughout her career at Colorado, and it will finally sideline her for a few weeks.

Today, Wilson, a junior on the CU women's basketball team, is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on her right knee in an effort to clean up some loose cartilage. She is expected to miss two to three weeks.

"She was getting to where she was limping pretty good, so I think this is going to really help her feel good for the rest of the year," CU head coach Linda Lappe said.

Wilson, who sat out Wednesday's game against Wyoming, is averaging 14.8 minutes per game off the bench this season. A high-energy player on both ends of the floor, she is averaging 3.0 points per game while providing the Buffs with a spark on defense.

Despite battling knee pain throughout her career at CU, Wilson has missed just six games, including Wednesday. Just three of those were because of injury. And she has never missed two games in a row.


Wyoming senior Chaundra Sewell returned to the site of some of her greatest moments as a basketball player.

Sewell helped Broomfield High School win three consecutive Class 4A state championships from 2007-09, winning them all at Coors Events Center.

"It's awesome. I love playing here," she said. "It's home, so it's great to be back. It's great to have so many family and friends, being back so close to home, and people I haven't seen in years since I graduated are here tonight, so it meant a lot.



Sewell had a good performance, too. She finished with nine points and a game-high 14 rebounds, including eight offensive rebounds. Sewell is averaging 12.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per game this season.

Taking advantage

CU forced 18 turnovers and, most important, scored 27 points off of those turnovers, including 15 in the second half.

"I thought we did a nice job of upping our pressure in the second half," Lappe said. "Then we executed. We made their turnovers count."

On the flip side, CU had just 12 turnovers of its own, with Wyoming scoring just nine points off of those. Wyoming scored just two points off of CU turnovers in the second half.

Still perfect

With Wednesday's win, the women's team is 5-0, while the CU men's team is 6-0. This is the first time both teams have started 5-0 since the 1982-83 season. That year, both teams started 7-0.


CU has won its last 18 regular season non-conference games. ... The Buffs are 24-1 in nonconference home games (including postseason play) during Lappe's three seasons as head coach. ... CU is 35-9 all-time against Wyoming and has won three in a row against the Cowgirls. ... Chucky Jeffery moved into 17th on CU's all-time scoring list with 1,270 points. She passed Crystal Ford (1,255) on Wednesday. ... Kaitlyn Mileto led Wyoming with 16 points.

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