2000-2001 Cowboy Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes

Jan. 10, 2001


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The Wyoming Cowboys (2000-01 Record:9-4, 0-1 in the MWC)


Game No. 14: Sat. Jan. 13, 2001,Fort Collins, Colo., 7:00 p.m., M.T.The Colorado State Rams (9-4,0-0 in the Mountain West)

SportsWest to Televise Wyoming at Colorado State: The Wyoming Cowboys vs.Colorado State Rams game on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, will be televised liveby SportsWest TV beginning at 7:00 p.m., Mountain time.

Dave McCann will describe the play-by-play action. He will bejoined by former NBA All-Star Rick Barry, who will add color analysis.

In the state of Wyoming, KGWN-TV Channel 5 in Cheyenne, Wyo., willcarry the game live.

Cowboys 9-4 Record Matches Best Start in McClain Era: Wyoming's 9-4 recordmatches the best start by a Steve McClain team at Wyoming. In McClain'sfirst season (1998-99), Wyoming started out 9-4. Last season (1999-2000),the Cowboys were 9-4 through 13 games.

McClain's '98-'99 squad went on to lose its 14th game of the seasonto go to 10-4. A year ago, Wyoming also won its 14th game to improve to10-4 through 14 games.

Notes From This Week in Cowboy Basketball:
*Wyoming's 71-83 loss to Utah on Jan. 8, 2001, marked the secondconsecutive time this season that Wyoming shot better from the field thantheir opponent and lost. Wyoming shot 42.2 percent against Utah, while theUtes hit 41.0 percent. UW shot 39.7 percent versus LSU on Jan. 3, while theTigers hit on 38.1 percent of its shots.
*The Utah game also marked the second consecutive game that Wyominghad more assists than their opponent, 18 to 10, and lost. Versus LSU onJan. 3, UW also had more assists than its opponent and lost -- Wyoming had15 assists to LSU's 13.
*Wyoming had not allowed an opponent to score over 80 points thisseason until Monday at Utah when the Utes scored 83. The previous opponenthigh against UW this season was 78 points, scored by South Carolina in a67-78 Wyoming loss on Dec. 21.
*A balanced attack has been a key to Wyoming's success thus far thisseason. For the season, Wyoming has had nine different individuals on its11-man roster score in double figures in at least one game.
*David Rottinghaus made his first career start this past Monday inthe Utah game. Rottinghaus tied career highs with six rebounds and threeassists vs. the Utes. He also played a career high 20 minutes in the Utahgame.
*Paris Corner handed out a career high five assists against Utah onMonday, Jan. 8, 2001.
*With 2 of 2 free throws against Utah, Brett McFall continued to beperfect from the free-throw line for the 2000-01 season. He is now 14 of 14for the year.

Wyoming Cowboys' Season CapsuleWyoming's 2000-01 Record:       9-4 (.692)Wyoming's 2000-01 MWC Record:   0-1 (.000) in the MWCLast Time Out for Wyoming:        Wyoming lost to Utah 71-83 on Jan. 8, 2001,in Salt Lake City, UtahCurrent Win/Loss Streak:        Lost 2UW Head Coach (Alma Mater):     Steve McClain(Chadron St.'84)McClain's Overall Record:       46-26 (.639), 3rd seasonMcClain's Record at Wyoming:    SameLetterwinners Returning/Lost:   5/9Starters Returning/Lost:        4/2 (Including one from 98-99)1999-00 Record:                 19-12, 8-6 T4th in MWC1999-00 Postseason:        Defeated Colorado State 74-68 in the MWC Tournament        Lost at UNLV 92-97 in the MWC Tournament

UW Series Record vs. CSU: Wyoming leads 113-78UW Record versus in Laramie: Wyoming leads 67-36UW Record versus on the Road: Wyoming leads 43-42UW Record versus at Neutral Sites: Wyomiing leads 3-0Last Meeting versus: Wyoming defeated Colorado State 74-68 in the First Round of the 2000 MWC Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev.

Colorado State Rams' Season Capsule2000-01 Record: 9-4 (.692)2000-01 Conference Record: 0-0 (.000) in the MountainWest ConferenceLast Time Out: CSU defeated Texas Pan American 71-62 on Jan. 4, 2001, in Fort Collins, Colo.University Location: Fort Collins, Colo.Current Win/Loss Streak: Won 3Head Coach (Alma Mater): Dale Layer (Eckerd College '80)Coach's Overall Record: 9-4 (.692), 1st seasonCoach's Record at School: SameLettermen Returning/Lost: 8/4Starters Returning/Lost: 4/11999-00 Record: 18-12, 8-6 T4th in MWC1999-00 Postseason: Lost to Wyoming 68-74 in the MWC TournamentGames Prior to Playing Wyoming: None

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