Cowboy Cagers Host Falcons in Saturday Afternoon Tilt

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Photo courtesy of the University of Wyoming.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (Feb. 28, 2019) – The Cowboys return home to the friendly confines of the Arena-Auditorium after a two game road swing to host the Air Force Falcons on Saturday at 4 p.m. The Cowboys dropped the first meeting of the season, as Wyoming made a furious comeback that including making five three-straight three pointers in the closing minutes.

 

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Tickets are available to Saturday’s game by: going online at GoWyo.com/tickets, [email protected], calling 307-766-7220 or stopping by the UW Athletics Ticket Office on the west side of the Arena-Auditorium. A special offer for the Air Force contest features lower bowl $15 tickets for adults and $7 tickets for children ages 3-12.

The contest will be televised on AT&T SportsNet. Fans can watch, listen and follow love stats on GoWyo.com. The game will be broadcast live on radio over the 25 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network, as Dave Walsh and Kevin McKinney will call the action.

A Look at the Matchup

Wyoming heads into the contest with a 6-22 overall record and a 2-13 record in the Mountain West. The Pokes dropped a 70-61 contest on Wednesday at Fresno State. The Pokes shot better from the field and behind the arc, but the Bulldogs hit 12 three pointers and grabbed 15 offensive rebounds.

The Cowboys are shooting 73 percent from the free throw line on the season to rank third in the conference. The Wyoming bench poured in 23 points on Wednesday at Fresno State for the most since scoring 32 against Air Force on Feb. 6.

The Falcons are one of the most improved teams in the MW this season. Air Force boasts a 12-15 overall record and a 7-8 mark in conference play. Air Force is currently riding a two game winning streak, which included a road win at Fresno State on Feb. 20.

Air Force is shooting 45 percent from the field on the season. The Falcons also grab 33.5 rebounds per night. Air Force averages 67.8 points per game and allows 71.1 per game on the season.

 

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Each Team’s Leaders

Wyoming is led in scoring, rebounding and assists by senior guard Justin James. He leads the MW in scoring at 21.4 points per game, which ranks No. 28 in the nation. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game for fifth in the MW and adds 4.4 assists per game for fifth in the league. He also leads the MW in steals at 1.6 per game and has 45 on the season. James ranks in the top-five in 15 categories in the MW and has back-back double-doubles.

Junior guard Jake Hendricks adds 10 points per game and leads the Pokes with 50 three pointers on the year. Hendricks is averaging 35.3 minutes per game, which ranks second on the Pokes behind James. Redshirt freshman Hunter Thompson adds 9.2 points per game to go along with three rebounds per night. He recorded a career-high four blocks at Fresno State on Wednesday.

The Falcons are led in scoring by LaVelle Scottie at 15.8 points per game. He is shooting 52 percent from the field on the season and also ranks second on the team grabbing 5.3 rebounds per game. Ryan Swan adds 11.9 points per game. He is shooting 51 percent from the field and leads the team with 7.4 rebounds per game.

About The Series

The Cowboys lead the all-time series against the Falcons 78-38. Wyoming is 41-14 all-time in Laramie.

Up Next

The Cowboys return home on Saturday hosting Air Force in the Arena-Auditorium for a 4 p.m. start.

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