Pokes, Falcons tangle tonight in Colorado Springs
* University of Wyoming press release
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowboys hit the road for a Front Range contest with Air Force on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. The Pokes have won three-straight contests against the Falcons.
The contest will be streamed on the Mountain West Network along with televised on Altitude2.
Fans can watch, listen to the game, 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 Pokes head into the game as the second-most injured team in the nation with nine players missing time.
Wyoming is 5-12 overall on season and 0-5 in conference play. Wyoming is averaging 70.5 points per game and are allowing 71.4 points per game. The Cowboys are shooting 45 percent from the field with opponents shooting 46 percent.
UW is one of that nation’s best in not fouling, averaging 14.4 per game to lead the conference and rank No. 29 in the nation. The Pokes are second in the conference hitting 8.7 three-pointers per game.
Air Force started slow in Mountain West Conference play but has since caught fire. The Falcons have won their last two league games, both on the road.
The Falcons average 68.7 points per game, connecting on 46.3 percent of their field-goal attempts, which includes 36.4 percent accuracy from 3-point range. Air Force allows foes to score 63.6 points per contest, making 41.5 percent of its shots from the floor and 27.7 percent from deep.
About The Players
The Pokes welcomed back leading scorer Noah Reynolds on Saturday, as he added 13 points against Boise State. He averages 14.2 points per game on the season. He is shooting 51 percent from the field so far this season.
Hunter Maldonado, who is day-to-day, adds 13.4 points per game on the season. Jeremiah Oden is averaging 7.6 points per game and adds 3.1 rebounds per game. He has scored in double-figures in four-straight games.
Wyoming is still playing without Graham Ike, Kenny Foster, Brendan Wenzel and Hunter Thompson. Jake Kyman was available Saturday on an "emergency basis" only. His status for tonight is unknown.
Air Force is led by Jake Heidbreder who pours in 14.6 points per game to go alongside 3.3 rebounds per contest. He’s the only Falcon averaging in double-figures, however, four other players average anywhere from 8.2-9.2 points per game.
That grouping is led by Rytis Petraitis who grabs a team-best 5.7 rebounds per game to go with his 9.2 points per contest. Ethan Taylor leads Air Force with 3.5 assists per contest.
About The Series
Wyoming leads the all-time series with Air Force, 82-41. It has been an even battle in the teams’ last 10 matchups, each taking five, however, the Cowboys have won the last three, including the last meeting in Colorado Springs, 63-61.
The Cowboys return home Saturday. They play host to rival Colorado State at 2 p.m. inside the Arena-Auditorium.
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