Pokes, Huskies to face off tonight in Seattle
* University of Wyoming athletics media relations release
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowboys hit the road for the first time this season heading to Seattle to take on Washington. It marked the first meeting between the two schools since 2003. The contest is set for a 9 p.m. MT start on the PAC-12 Network.
Fans can listen to the contest, as well as follow stats on GoWyo.com. The contest will be broadcast live on radio over the 26 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network, as Reece Monaco will have the call with Kevin McKinney on color.
About The Teams
Wyoming heads into the contest with a 2-0 record. The Cowboys own wins over Detroit Mercy and Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Wyoming has scored 85 points in both games to open the season. The defense for the Brown and Gold has been impressive with teams averaging 46 points per game. The Pokes are allowing the opposition to shoot 30 percent from the field. Wyoming is shooting 56 percent from the field in the first two contests. UW has also been impressive on the boards averaging 40.5 per game with opponents averaging 295 per game. Wyoming has forced 27 turnovers this season.
The Huskies are led by fifth-year head coach Mike Hopkins. He’s guided Washington to the NCAA Tournament once during his tenure. The Huskies finished last season at 5-21, which included a 4-16 mark in Pac-12 play. Washington was preseason picked to finish 11th in the 12-team poll. The Huskies are 2-1 on the young season. They got off to a bumpy start with a home loss to Northern Illinois, but have since bounced back to win their last two games against Northern Arizona and Texas Southern.
About The Players
Wyoming has four players averaging double-figures this season. Forward Graham Ike leads the way at 21.5 points per game. He also adds 6.5 rebounds per night to rank second on the team. Guard Hunter Maldonado adds 17.5 points per game. He adds six rebounds per game and leads the team with 6.5 assists per night. Forward Jeremiah Oden adds 15.5 points per game and 4.5 rebounds. He is shooting 87 percent from the field. Guard Drake Jeffries adds 11 points per game and leads the team with seven rebounds per game. He also leads the team with seven three-pointers.
Terrell Brown Jr. paces Washington with 17.7 points and 4.3 assists per contest. Jamal Bey and Emmitt Mathews Jr. also average in double figures, pouring in 11.7 and 11.3 points per game, respectively. Nate Roberts cleans up on the glass, collecting a team-best 10 rebounds per contest.
About The Series
Wyoming and Washington will met for the first time since 2003 on Thursday. The Huskies lead the all-time series, 11-4. Wyoming took the last meeting between the two schools on Dec. 6, 2003 in Laramie by a score of 92-76.
The Cowboys close their road swing at Grand Canyon on Monday evening in a 7 p.m. start on ESPN+.