* University of Wyoming press release

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Wyoming Cowboys head to No. 15/17 Texas on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. MT in the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. It marks the first meeting between the two schools since 1949 and the first ever meeting in Austin after the previous three meeting came on neutral floors.

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Fans can listen to the contest, as well as follow stats on GoWyo.com. The game will be televised on Longhorn Network and WatchESPN App and will be broadcast live on radio over the 26 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network, as David Settle will be on the call.

 

About The Teams

Wyoming heads into the contest with a 4-1 overall record after going 2-1 at the Myrtle Beach Invitational with wins over College of Charleston and Furman, who were both picked to win the respective conferences. The Cowboys are shooting 49.1 percent from the field on the season and 40.2 percent from behind the arc to rank in the top-25 nationally. Wyoming is averaging 37.4 rebounds per night and are +4.6 for the season. Wyoming ranks second in the conference this season with 5.2 blocks per game.

The Longhorns head into the contest with a 4-1 record with their only loss coming to UConn by a score of 81-71 in the last contest. Texas is shooting 50.5 percent from the field this season and 37.9 percent from behind the arc. Defensively, Texas is holding opponents to 39.7 percent from the field and 26.6 percent from behind the arc. Texas is grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game.

 

About The Players

Wyoming is led in scoring by Sam Griffin at 20.4 points per game. He was named to the All-Tournament team at the Myrtle Beach Invitational. He also adds 3.2 assists per game to tanks second on the team. He ranks in the top-40 in scoring in the NCAA this season. Akuel Kot adds 15.4 points per game and leads the team with 3.4 assists per game. Cam Manyawu adds 10 points and a team best 7.8 rebounds per game. He ranks in the top-10 in the nation with three double-doubles. Caden Powell adds 96 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. He has scored in double-figures in three-straight contests.

Texas is led in scoring by Kadin Shedrick with 14.3 points per game. He also adds 4.8 rebounds as the Longhorns have five players averaging double-figures. Max Abmas, one of the nation’s top three-point shooters adds 13.6 points per game. He leads the team with 13 three-pointers on the season. Dillon Mitchell adds 11.6 points per game and leads the team grabbing 8.4 rebounds per game.

 

About The Series

The Cowboys lead the all-time series against the Longhorns 2-1 with the last meeting coming in 21949. Wyoming defeated Texas on their way to a national championship in 1943 and met in the NCAA Tournament in 1947 with both meeting taking place in Kansas City.

 

Up Next

The Pokes return to action next Friday with a trip to Portland with a start of 7 p.m. MT on ESPN+

University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, 7220Sports.com counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert GagliardiJared NewlandRyan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.

We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports - #Top50UWFB

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