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 76-49 rout of Detroit Mercy Tuesday night at the Arena-Auditorium.
Sometimes they won’t be fun ones. Other times, you will be downright giddy.
So, let’s get started
Sophomore forward TJ Taylor scored that many points tonight. It was a career high for the Chesapeake, Va., product. Tuesday also happened to be his 21st birthday.
That was the Cowboys second win in the four-game series with Detroit Mercy. The home team has won each game.
That's how many points per game Detroit Mercy point guard Antoine Davis has averaged so far this season. That number is good enough for third in the nation. Davis scored just 11 on 5-of-23 shooting in Laramie.
That's how many 3-pointers the Cowboys netted in the victory. Jake Hendricks hit four of those and AJ Banks added three. Hunter Maldonado also hit a pair.
That's the average the Titans shot from the field against Wyoming. That's the third time this season the Cowboys have held their opponent under 40 percent.
That's how many Cowboys scored in double digits Tuesday night led by Taylor's 22. Banks finished with 15 and Maldonado landed 13. Hendricks had 12.
Wyoming won the rebounding battle against the Titans, pulling down 43 compared to just 37 for Detroit Mercy. That was a season-high for the Pokes, led by Hendricks and Hunter Thompson, who each finished with 10. For Hendricks, it was his first career double-double. For Thompson, that was a career best.
Scoring has not been easy this year for the home team. Tuesday that changed. The Cowboys 76 points was the most this season.
In 12 of his last 13 games, Maldonado has finished with double-digit scoring. He did it again Tuesday, netting 13.
For the first time in four games this year, Maldonado wasn't the Pokes leading scorer. In fact, he finished third behind Taylor and Banks. That isn't necessarily a bad thing for this group.
That was the number of assists the Pokes finished with tonight. It was a season high. Maldonado led the team with seven, followed by three from Banks.
That's how many games Wyoming has won this season. Tuesday night, the Pokes snapped a 3-game losing streak.
That was the announced attendance at the Arena-Auditorium tonight.
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