* University of Wyoming press release

FRESNO, Calif., -- The Wyoming Cowboys close the regular season on Saturday with a trip to Fresno State. It will be the first of back-to-back contests against the two schools as the two will meet in the first round of the Mountain West Championship next Wednesday in Las Vegas.

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The contest will be streamed on the Mountain West Network. Fans can watch, listen to the contest, as well as follow stats on GoWyo.com. The game will be broadcast live on radio over the 26 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network, as Keith Kelly will be on the call alongside Kevin McKinney.


About The Teams

Wyoming is 14-16 overall and 7-10 in conference play after defeating Air force 74-63 on Tuesday. Wyoming is shooting 44.7 percent from the field for the season and allowing opponents to shoot 45.7 percent. UW is shooting 36.6 percent from behind the arc, a number that ranks first in the MW.

UW grabs 34.4 rebounds per game and are +0.9 on the glass this season. Wyoming is shooting 74.6 percent from the free throw line to rank second in the conference.

Fresno State heads into the contest with a 11-19 overall record and a 4-13 mark in conference play after falling on the road to New Mexico by a score of 79-58 on Wednesday. The Bulldogs are scoring 678 points per game and are allowing 73.1 points per game.

Fresno State is shooting 45.7 percent from the field and opponents are shooting 46.0 percent. Fresno forces 6.1 turnovers per game.


About The Players

Wyoming is led in scoring this season by Sam Griffin at 17 points per game for fourth in the MW. He has scored 20 or more points in 11 games this season. He also leads the team adding 3.3 assists per game. He went over 2,000 career points on Tuesday against Air Force. Akuel Kot adds 13.6 points per game. He has scored in double-figures in 23 games this season.

Mason Walters adds 12.4 points per game and Brendan Wenzel adds 11.5 per night and scored 20 points against Air Force. Cam Manyawu adds 6.9 rebounds per game to lead the Pokes this season and rank eighth in the conference. He had a career-high 14 against Air Force on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs are led in scoring by Isaiah Hill at 12.3 points per game for the season. He also adds six assists per game and 3.2 rebounds.

He also leads the team with 38 steals. Xavier DuSell adds 11.8 points per game and has recorded 83 triples for the season shooting 39.5 percent. Donovan Yap adds 8.7 points per game.


About The Series

The Cowboys trail the all-time series against the Bulldogs 22-16 in a series that dates back to 1972. UW is 4-15 against Fresno State in Fresno. UW has won four of the last five meeting between the schools.


Up Next

The Cowboys head to the Mountain West Tournament on Wednesday in the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas and will be the eighth seed facing No. 9 Fresno State at Noon MT in a contest on the Mountain West Network.

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