Pokes and Pioneers Meet for 140th Time on Tuesday

Jan. 4, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming Cowboys host the Denver Pioneers on Tuesday night, Jan. 4 in the Arena-Auditorium. It will be the 140th meeting between the two Front Range rivals in basketball.

Wyoming (6-5, 0-0 in the Mountain West Conference) holds a 95-44 advantage in the series versus Denver (5-5, 0-0 in the Sun Belt Conference). The series is the fourth longest for Wyoming. UW has played over 100 games against only five opponents throughout its history. The only series that are longer for the Pokes are versus Colorado State (200 games), BYU (159 games) and Utah (154 games). The fifth longest series for Wyoming is against New Mexico (108 games), which is Wyoming's Mountain West Conference season opener this coming Saturday in Albuquerque. Not only is Tuesday's meeting with Denver the 140th in the series, but it marks the 13th consecutive season that the Cowboys and Pioneers have played.

UW enters Tuesday's game with a 4-1 home record this season. Wyoming lost its first home game of the season in its last home outing versus the University of San Diego by an 88-95 score. Denver is 1-4 on the road this season, with its one road win coming at Eastern Washington by a score of 80-61. In DU's last road game, the Pioneers lost at Colorado State, 69-81.

Tuesday's game is set to tip off at 7:00 p.m. All Wyoming games are carried on the Cowboy Sports Network beginning with the pregame show one-half hour prior to the game. There will be no television coverage for Tuesday's game.