Nov. 6, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowboy Basketball team opened their 2010-11 season with a 100-55 exhibition win over the Peru State Bobcats on Saturday night in Laramie.
The `Pokes used hot shooting and a big rebounding edge to coast to the victory over their NAIA opponent. Wyoming outshot Peru State 59 percent to 31 percent and won the battle of the boards 47-31. UW also hit 13 three-pointers for the game.
The Cowboys jumped out early and never looked back, with a good mix of interior and outside scoring. Cruz, who had 13 first-half points, hit all three of his three-point attempts near the beginning of the game. M'Baye, with 11 points, and Jackson, with 13, also contributed to UW's first-half scoring. Wyoming took a 52-34 advantage into the break.
Whistles blew more frequently in the second half, slowing the game, with 22 total fouls between the two teams, yet all ten `Pokes who took the floor managed to get in the scoring column and contribute.
Peru State was led in scoring by Derrick Williams, who had 13 points. Andre Wells was tops for the Bobcats with eight rebounds.
Wyoming's next home game is their regular-season opener against Kean University, on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m.