Cowboy Basketball to Play Final Non-Conference Game on Saturday

Jan. 1, 2010


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The University of Wyoming Cowboy basketball team will open 2010 by playing its' final non-conference game of the season this Saturday afternoon against Adams State. The game will begin at 2 p.m. from UW's Arena-Auditorium.

After dropping a tough game to Akron on Wednesday night, in the first of a current four-game homestand, Wyoming will enter Saturday's game with a 6-7 overall record.

The Cowboys will be looking to win the program's 300th game inside the Arena-Auditorium on Saturday. Since opening its' doors for the final home game of the 1981-82 season, the Pokes have posted a record of 299-101 (.748) in the AA.

This will mark the fourth all-time meeting between Wyoming and Adams State. The Cowboys have won all three previous meetings, which were all held in Laramie between 1977-80.

Fresh off of a 19-point performance against Akron, sophomore Afam Muojeke continues to lead the Cowboys. He is the second best scorer in the Mountain West Conference with 17.3 points per game. He has scored at least 15 points in five straight games and in nine of 10 games this season.

Fellow sophomore A.J. Davis is the Pokes' second leading scorer with 12.2 per game. He currently ranks No. 15 in the MWC.

Adams State, a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, will enter Saturday's game with an overall record of 3-7 and a conference mark of 1-3. They return six lettermen and three starters from a 4-23 team last season.

This season, Adams State has been led by sophomore guard Robby Hanzlik who is averaging 16.3 points a game. Two other players are averaging double-figures including freshman forward Nick Fox (13.4 ppg) and junior forward Seth Heinbaugh (10.7 ppg). Adams State is coached by Mark Murdock, who is in his third season with the program.

The Cowboys will begin league play on Wednesday, January 6 by hosting their rival, the Colorado State Rams. The meeting will mark the 212th in the series, a series that Wyoming leads 127-84. The "Border War" is set to begin at 6 p.m. and will be televised by The Mtn.