Cowboy-Falcon MWC Series Has Been Marked by Hard Fought Games

Jan. 10, 2006

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming Cowboys and Air Force Falcons will tip off for the 88th time on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Wyoming's Arena-Auditorium. Wyoming enters the game with an 8-7 overall record, 1-1 in conference play. The Falcons are 14-1, and 2-0 in MWC play.

In four of the previous 13 Mountain West Conference meetings between the Front Range rivals, the games have gone to overtime. Wyoming has won three of those four overtime games, and has won nine of the 13 MWC meetings. Since the two schools joined the Mountain West Conference, seven of 13 meetings in the series have been decided by five points or less.

Wyoming and Air Force have met at least once in each of the past 49 seasons, including the current season of 2005-06. Wyoming has dominted the overall series, winning 65 of the previous 87 meetings or 74.7 percent.

Air Force is nearing the Top 25 in both national polls this week. The Falcons received 46 points in this week's ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll, and is tied for 27th in the nation. The Associated Press media poll awarded Air Force 28 points - good enough to place them No. 32 in voting.

There is no television coverage of Wednesday's game, but the game will be broadcast on radio by the Cowboys Sports Network beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Below are some other facts about the series.

•UW leads the overall series 65-22 (.747).
•Wyoming has won nine of the last 12 meetings
•The Cowboys have won 16 of the last 20 meetings
•UW has won 42 of the last 50 meetings
•The Cowboys have been victorius in 16 of the last 17 meetings in the Double A, and 18 of the last 20 in Laramie.
•Wyoming has won 15 of the last 20 games played between the two schools at the Air Force Academy
•UW head coach Steve McClain is 11-4 vs. the Falcons