Cowboys Close Out Road Swing Tonight at WCC Foe Portland
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowboys close out their road swing on Friday evening with a visit to West Coast Conference foe Portland in a 7 p.m. start at the Chiles Center in Portland, Ore. It is the first meeting between the schools since 1983.
Fans can listen to the contest, as well as follow stats on GoWyo.com. The game will be televised on ESPN+ and WatchESPN App and will be broadcast live on radio over the 26 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network, as Keith Kelley on the call and Kevin McKinney on color.
About The Teams
Wyoming heads into the contest with a 4-2 overall record after falling to No. 15 Texas 86-63 on the road on Sunday. The Pokes rank No. 26 in the nation and lead the Mountain West shooting 39.1 percent from behind the arc this season.
Wyoming is shooting 47 percent from the field, which ranks fifth in the conference. Wyoming leads the league in turnovers forced with 14.8 per game.
Wyoming holds opponents to 41.4 percent from the field and 29.3 percent from behind the arc.
The Pilots head into the contest with a 4-3 overall record after falling at the buzzer to cross town rival Portland State by a score of 75-74 on Tuesday. Portland is averaging 81.7 points per game and are allowing 78.9 per contest.
The Pilots are shooting 47.9 percent from the field for the season and opponents are held to 42.6 percent shooting. Portland is solid on the glass this season with 39.7 rebounds per game.
About The Players
Wyoming is led in scoring by Sam Griffin at 1.0 points per game. He ranks third in the conference in scoring this season. He is shooting 53 percent from the field and 48 percent from behind the arc.
Akuel Kot adds 14.5 points per game and is 21-of-24 from the free throw line this season. Cam Manyawu adds 10.3 points per game and 8.3 rebounds. He has four double-doubles for the season and leads the conference and ranks first nationally amongst freshmen.
He ranks fifth in the conference in rebounding this season.
Portland State is led by one of the top players in the West Coast Conference in Tyler Robertson. He averages 18.1 points per game and leads the team with over five assists per night. Tyler Harris adds 15.4 points per game as a freshman. He also leads the team grabbing 8.9 rebounds per game.
He is shooting 59 percent from behind the arc on the season going 13-of-22. He is shooting 60.3 percent from the field.
About The Series
The Cowboys and Pilots will meet for the third time on Friday. Wyoming is 2-0 all-time winning one contest at home and one on the road.
The last meeting came in Portland in 1983 with UW earning a 61-59 overtime victory.
The Cowboys return home for the first time in almost a month to host South Dakota Mines on Tuesday in a 6:30 p.m. start on the Mountain West Network.