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Cowboy Basketball Receives Votes in Preseason Associated Press Top-25 Poll

Graham Ike is one of the top returning players in the Mountain West Conference. (Photo by Kyle Spradley)

• Wyoming receives 25 votes

 The Associated Press announced its Preseason Poll on Monday with the Wyoming Cowboys receiving 25 votes. The Cowboys were ranked as high as No. 22 in last season’s poll.

The Mountain West had two teams make an appearance in the poll with the Cowboys along with San Diego State ranking No. 19 in the poll.

The Pokes return 85 percent of their scoring after making the NCAA Tournament a season ago finishing the campaign with a 25-9 record.

Wyoming recorded 24 wins during the regular season in 2021-22 for the most in a regular season since the Pokes recorded 24 during the 1951-52 campaign. Along with 85 percent of the scoring returning, the Cowboys return 84 percent of the rebounding from last season. Wyoming led the conference in defensive rebounds per game last season at 27.4 per game.

Offensively, the Pokes were one of the MW’s teams getting to the free throw line leading the conference with 669 attempts and 485 makes. The Cowboys also led the conference with 275 made three-pointers, which ranked fourth in single-season school history.

The Pokes return four starters and four other letter winners along with a pair of redshirts. Wyoming also welcomes five newcomers including three transfer and two incoming freshmen.

Single game non-conference tickets are on sale now and feature exciting matchups including Grand Canyon University and Louisiana Tech for the Cowboys.

Eight game mini plans are also on sale now and allow you to choose any eight games throughout the Pokes’ season! Mini plans start at just $150 for Cowboy Basketball.

To secure your seat in the Arena-Auditorium, purchase your tickets TODAY by calling the Wyoming Athletics Ticket Office at (307) 766-7220 or visit 

2022-23 Wyoming Cowboys basketball

Nov 7. Vs CO Christian

Nov 10. Vs Nicholls State

Nov 13. Vs SE LA

Nov 18. Vs Howard

Dec 3  Vs Grand Canyon

Dec 6. Vs Texas A&M-Comm.

Dec 10. Vs LA Tech

Dec 17. Vs #24 Dayton

Dec 21. Vs Saint Mary’s

Dec 28. @ Fresno State

Dec 31. Vs New Mexico

Jan 7. Vs #19 San Diego St

Jan 10. @ Utah State

Jan 14. Vs Boise State

@ Air Force

Vs csu


Vs Fresno State

@ San Jose State


@ Boise State

@ New Mexico

Vs Air Force

Vs Utah State

@ csu

Vs Nevada

@ #19 San Diego State

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