Behind the numbers
LARAMIE — In this new series we will examine a few numbers that stand out from the game we just witnessed. That was a 60-53 setback against Cal State Fullerton Wednesday night at the Arena-Auditorium.
Sometimes they won’t be fun ones. Other times, you will be downright giddy.
So, let’s get started
That was the Cowboys first loss to Cal State Fullerton in the six-game series against the Titans. Wyoming was 3-0 all-time against them in Laramie.
That's how many games Wyoming has lost after leading at halftime under head coach Allen Edwards. The Pokes now fall to 39-5 in that category after letting a five-point lead slip away Wednesday night.
For the second straight home game, Wyoming held its opponent to under 40 percent shooting. Cal State Fullerton shot 38.9 percent from the field Wednesday, matching the Cowboys final mark.
That's how many points sophomore forward TJ Taylor netted against the Titans. It was his best offensive outing this season. That was also the ninth time the Chesapeake, Va., product has scored in double figures in his career.
Kenny Foster, last season's Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year, scored his first collegiate points on a mid-range jumper in the first half Wednesday night. The true freshman finished with five.
That's how many points the Titans scored off 15 Wyoming turnovers in the loss.
For the second consecutive game, the Cowboys have turned the ball over this many times.
Wyoming did have some success beyond the arc, but not much. The Cowboys finished the night 6-for-21 and were led by Jake Hendricks, who netted three of those.
That's how many points the Pokes scored in the first 20 minutes Wednesday night at the Arena-Auditorium. That is the most in any half so far this season. Wyoming scored just 32 points in a lopsided road loss to South Carolina.
That's how many points the Cowboys scored off the bench tonight, led by Taylor's 10.
That's the number of rebounds Hunter Maldonado pulled down, giving the redshirt sophomore his first double-double of the year to go along with a team-leading 15 points.
The number of fans on hand for the Cowboys second home game this season.
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