Cowboys Survive Exhibition Foul-Fest and Beat CSU-Pueblo 73-66

Nov. 6, 2007


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In their second and final exhibition contest before the 2007-08 sesaon begins, the Wyoming Cowboys recorded a 73-66 win over the Colorado State-Pueblo ThunderWolves' on Tuesday night in Laramie.

The 'Pokes were led by their guard tandem of senior Brad Jones and junior Brandon Ewing who scored 22 and 17 points respectively. Jones also led the Cowboys with nine rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Wyoming shot 43.6 percent from the field, compared to CSU-Pueblo's 30 percent. The Cowboys also out-rebounded their opponent 44-36.

The two teams combined for 68 personal fouls and 89 free throw attempts.

"I wanted to play one exhibition game on a weekend to see how we prepared for that, and I wanted to play a midweek game to see how we handled going to class all day and then playing a game," said Cowboy head coach Heath Schroyer.

"We didn't have a very good flow offensively. I thought we were stagnant at times. We didn't move the ball as crisply as I would have liked. Anytime you have that many foul calls it does get hard to get in a rhythm, but when that happens you have to stay disciplined and I thought we got impatient offensively tonight.

"I really like our team. Going into this week we have a lot of things to improve upon, but I believe we will."

Ty McTyer was the leading scorer for the ThunderWolves' with 17 points.

The Cowboys never trailed and led 30-25 at halftime. Their bigest lead was 14 mid-way through the second half.

The regular season begins for UW on Saturday, Nov. 10th against Colorado-Colorado Springs in Laramie at 7 p.m. MT.