* University of Wyoming press release

LAS VEGAS -- The Wyoming Cowboy basketball season is less than one month away, as Wyoming will face Northern New Mexico in the Arena-Auditorium in the season opener on Nov. 7 with an exhibition game coming against Metro State on Oct. 27.

Head coach Jeff Linder along with guard Brendan Wenzel and forward Caden Powell are representing the Cowboys at Mountain West Media Days at Resorts World in Las Vegas on Thursday.

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The Cowboys will be on the Mountain West Network live show at Noon on Thursday, as the 20-minute segment can be watch by visiting the link here.

The conference also released the preseason poll for the 2023-24 season. The Pokes were picked to finish tenth in the conference. San Diego State, defending national runner-up was picked to win the conference. Boise State was slotted second with New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado State rounding out the top-five.


Rank     Team (First-Place Votes) - Points

  1. San Diego State (25)-  333
  2. Boise State (4) - 299
  3. New Mexico (1) -  278
  4. Nevada (1) -  240
  5. Colorado State  - 218
  6. UNLV - 199
  7. San José State  - 124
  8. Fresno State  - 115
  9. Utah State - 105
  10. Wyoming  - 74
  11. Air Force - 61



Pos.      Name                            Team

F          Tyson Degenhart            Boise State

G          Isaiah Stevens                Colorado State

G          Jaelen House                  New Mexico

G          Jamal Mashburn Jr.       New Mexico

G          Lamont Butler               San Diego State


Preseason Player of the Year

Isaiah Stevens, Gr., G, Colorado State

Preseason Newcomer of the Year

Reese Waters, Jr., G, San Diego State

Preseason Freshman of the Year

Dedan Thomas Jr., G, UNLV

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