Pokes, Aztecs Set to Battle Today in Laramie
* University of Wyoming press release
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowboys play host to the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday at 2 p.m. inside the Arena-Auditorium. The contest against the Aztecs, who are receiving votes in both Top-25 polls can be seen nationally on CBS with Rich Waltz on the call and Clark Kellogg analyzing the action.
The first 3,000 fans will receive a special Throwback Jersey Rally Towel on Saturday present by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming.
Fans can 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 Kelley will have the call with Kevin McKinney on color.
About The Teams
The Cowboys enter the contest with a 5-9 overall record after falling to No. 22 New Mexico at home last Saturday by a score of 76-75. It marked the second-straight game the Pokes have went down to the final minute in conference play.
Wyoming is averaging 70.9 points per game and are allowing 69.0 points per contest. The Pokes are recording 14.7 fouls per game to lead the conference and rank No. 42 in the nation. Wyoming is hitting 8.2 three-pointers per game to rank second in the MW and No 50 in the nation.
Wyoming is shooting 45 percent from the field and allowing opponents to shoot 44.5 percent.
San Diego State is off to a strong start this season, sitting at 11-3 overall and 2-0 in Mountain West Conference play. This season comes on the heels of a 2021-22 year that saw the Aztecs earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and finish runner-up at the MW Conference Tournament.
San Diego State was picked to win the league in the preseason coaches poll.
About The Players
The Cowboys are lead in scoring by Noah Reynolds at 14.3 points per game. He went down with an injury against New Mexico and is currently in protocol. He scored eight points in eight minutes against the Lobos.
Hunter Maldonado, who will pass Fennis Dembo in career starts at Wyoming on Saturday is adding 12.5 points per game and 4.5 rebounds. He recorded a double-double against New Mexico. Hunter Thompson leads the team in rebounds at 5.1 per game, but is out with an illness. Ethan Anderson ranks third on the team with 4.4 rebounds per game and adds 7.1 points per contest after scoring a season-high 17 against the Lobos last Saturday.
Darrion Trammell, a transfer from Seattle, paces San Diego State, pouring in 13.2 points per game to go alongside a team-best 3.8 assists per contest. Matt Bradley is the only other Aztec averaging in double-figures at 12.9 points per game. Nathan Mensah leads the charge on the glass, collecting 6.4 rebounds per contest.
The Aztecs average 75.2 points per game, hitting 45.6 percent of their field-goal attempts. They also connect on 35.9 percent of their 3-point attempts. San Diego State opponents score 64.8 points per contest, making 41.5 percent of their shots from the floor, which includes a 30.2 percent accuracy from deep.
About The Series
Wyoming trails the all-time series with San Diego State, 48-41. The two squads only met once last season, and the Aztecs claimed a 73-66 victory in Laramie. San Diego State is currently enjoying an eight-game win streak in the series.
The Cowboys hit the road and travel to Logan, Utah, on Tuesday. They battle Utah State inside Dee Glen Smith Spectrum at 8:30 p.m.
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