Jan. 15, 2007
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Tuesday's Wyoming vs. Brigham Young game will feature a matchup of two teams tied for second place in the Mountain West Conference.
Both Wyoming and BYU will enter Tuesday's game with 2-1 records in Mountain West Conference play. Wyoming has defeated defending MWC Champion and preseason favorite San Diego State on the road (66-65), won an overtime game over UNLV (86-76) in Laramie and lost by two points (56-58) on a last-second shot to league leader Air Force, marking Wyoming's first home loss of the 2006-07 season.
BYU defeated SDSU in Provo (80-58), also won a home game against TCU (89-65) and lost in their first conference road game at UNLV (75-83) last Saturday.
The third team tied for second place heading into this week's action is TCU, which is 2-1. The Horned Frogs will host Colorado State on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in their next conference game.
After winning their 2007 Mountain West Conference opener on the road at defending MWC Champion San Diego State by a score of 66-65, the Wyoming Cowboys return to the road this Tuesday to take on the Brigham Young Cougars.
Wyoming is 2-2 (.500) on the road this season. BYU is 11-0 (1.000) at home for the 2006-07 season.
When the Wyoming Cowboys take the court at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah, on Tuesday night they will not only be hoping to record their second conference road win of the 2006-07 season, but they will be looking for their second road win at BYU in the past three seasons.
Two years ago on Feb. 12, 2005, Wyoming captured a 59-58 road win in Provo. Last season, the Cougars turned the Cowboys away as BYU won 80-67 on Jan. 18, 2006.
Wyoming guard Brandon Ewing enters this week with 782 career points. He needs only 18 to reach the 800-point plateau for his career, and he is only halfway through his sophomore season. The Chicago native has scored 359 points this season, and scored 423 as a true freshman in the 2005-06 season for a career total of 782 career points.
The Wyoming-BYU game will be televised live on the mtn. (Mountain West Sports Network).
The Cowboy Sports Network broadcasts all Cowboy Basketball games, beginning with the pregame show one-half hour before tipoff.