LARAMIE, Wyo. (Dec. 7, 2020) – The Wyoming Cowboys return to Laramie to host Front Range rival Denver on Wednesday evening in the Arena-Auditorium. The contest slated for a 7 p.m. start will be the 158th all-time meeting between the schools.
For more information regarding tickets for Wednesday’s game, visit GoWyo.com/Tickets; email email@example.com; call 307-766-7220; or stop by the UW Athletics Ticket Office on the west side of the Arena-Auditorium located on Willett Drive.
Fans can watch and 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.
A Look at the Matchup
The Cowboys head into Wednesday’s game with the Pioneers with a 3-1 record after defeating Oregon State on the road on Sunday 76-73. The Pokes rank second in the MW and No. 43 in the nation averaging 85.2 points per game for the season. Wyoming leads the conference in assists for the season with 66 and leads the conference in total blocks with 14. Wyoming also leads the conference recording only 10.8 turnovers per game, a number that ranks No. 34 in the nation.
The Pioneers head into the contest with a 1-1 overall record on the season. Denver defeated Regis in their opener 82-66 and fell on Sunday to UC Riverside 83-63. The Pioneers average 72.5 points per game and allow 74.5 per night. An effective team from the field the Pioneers are shooting 47 percent from the field with opponents shooting 44 percent. DU averages 33 rebounds per game with the opposition grabbing 37 per night.
Each Team’s Leaders
Wyoming is led in scoring by MW Player of the Week Kenny Foster at 20 points per game off the bench. He is shooting 67 percent from the field and 75 percent from behind the arc. Freshman Marcus Williams ranks second in the conference adding 17 points per game. He is also second in the conference at 5.8 assists per night. Junior Hunter Maldonado records 6.5 assists per game to lead the conference and rank No. 29 in the nation. He adds 12.3 points per game to rank third on the Pokes. He is tied for the team lead with six rebounds per game alongside freshman Jeremiah Oden.
Denver is led in scoring by Jase Townsend at 20 points per game. The preseason All-Summit league selection is shooting 47 percent from the field and grabs 5.5 rebounds per night. Robert Jones adds 15 points per game and is second on the team with six rebounds per night. Frank Ryder adds 10 points per game to round out Denver players averaging double figures.
About The Series
Wyoming holds a 105-52 record against the Pioneers in a series that dates back to 1915. Wyoming owns a 64-16 record in Laramie against DU. Wyoming has won four of the last six meetings.
Wyoming hits the road once again this time heading to Utah Valley on Saturday for a 2 p.m. MT start.