Pokes Entertain Wolf Pack on Saturday Evening
* University of Wyoming press release
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowboys wrap up their homestand with a contest against Nevada on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie. The Pokes will play their second-straight home contest and the second of three-straight Saturday home games.
Fans may order tickets online, via email or by phone at: Go to GoWyo.com/tickets, Email email@example.com by Calling (307) 766-7220 or stopping by the UW Athletics Ticket Office on the West Side of the Arena-Auditorium on the corner of Willett Drive and 19th Street.
Fans can watch, listen to the contest, as well as follow stats on GoWyo.com and stream on the MW App. 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 heads into the contest with a 9-8 overall record and a 2-2 mark in conference play after defeating Fresno State last Saturday. The Pokes are shooting 45.1 percent from the field with the opposition shooting 44.7 percent. Wyoming is shooting 38.6 percent from behind the arc this season, which ranks first in the MW and No. 16 in the nation. Wyoming has shot 40 percent or better from behind the arc in eight games this season.
The Cowboys are averaging 34.1 rebounds per game for seventh in the conference. UW shoots 75.3 percent from the free throw line for second in the conference.
Nevada heads into the game with a 15-3 overall record and a 2-2 mark in conference play after falling on the road to conference co-leader San Diego State on Wednesday by a tally of 71-59. The Wolf Pack lead the Mountain West in scoring defense allowing only 63.7 points per game, which ranks No. 21 in the nation.
Nevada also takes care of the basketball with only 9.4 turnovers per game for first in MW and No. 14 in the nation.
About The Players
Wyoming is led in scoring this season by Sam Griffin at 17.8 points per game for third in the MW and No. 95 in the nation. He stands at 1,799 career points and has hit 282 career three pointers. He also leads the team adding 3.5 per game. Akuel Kot adds 14.8 points per game on the season for No. 13 in the MW and is shooting 40 percent from behind the arc. He has hit two buzzer beaters on the season.
Mason Walters is adding 11.7 points per game on the season in seven contests for the season. Caden Powell and Cam Manyawu lead the Cowboys in rebounds this season each adding 5.9 per game.
Nevada is led in scoring by Jarod Lucas at 16.9 points per game. He has 38 three-pointers on the season. Kenan Blackshear adds 16.3 points per game and leads the team with 4.7 assists per game. nick Davidson leads the team grabbing 6.7 rebounds per game.
About The Series
The Cowboys and Wolf Pack will meet for the 30th time on Saturday. Wyoming leads the all-time series by a mark of 20-9 in a series that does date back all the way to 1938. Wyoming is 12-5 against the Wolf Pack in Laramie.
The Cowboys return to action on Tuesday heading to San Diego State to take on the Aztecs in a contest at 7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.
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