Jan. 17, 2006
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowboys take a three-game winning streak on the road this week when they face the Brigham Young Cougars on Wednesday, Jan. 18 in Provo, Utah. Wyoming is 3-1 in the Mountain West Conference and tied with Air Force and San Diego State for the conference lead. UW is 10-7 overall this season.
Brigham Young is 9-5 overall and 1-2 in conference play. The Cougars have won their last seven consecutive home games.
Wednesday's game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 p.m., Mountain Time, and will be televised by SportsWest TV. In the state of Wyoming, the game will be carried live on KTWO-TV of Casper, Wyo. The game will also be available on a subscription basis on ESPN FullCourt.
With its current three-game winning streak, the Cowboys have posted their longest winning streak of the season. It is also the longest current winning streak in the MWC.
Wyoming's three-game winning streak is its longest since a four-game conference win streak in late January and early February of 2005.
A year ago, Wyoming won in Provo for only the 14th time in 75 road games at BYU. The Cowboys will be looking to win at Provo in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1946-47.
The Cowboys are the Mountain West's top defensive team and top rebounding team. UW leads the conference in field-goal percentage defense and blocked shots and ranks second in three-point field-goal percentage defense. The Pokes also lead the league in rebounding margin, total rebounds and defensive rebounds. Nationally, Wyoming ranks No. 4 in the NCAA in blocked shots, No. 34 in rebounding margin and No. 37 in field-goal percentage defense.
Wyoming senior Justin Williams has once again taken the national lead in blocked shots. Williams is averaging 5.9 blocks per game. He also ranks No.13 nationally in rebounding, averaging 10.4 rebounds per game.
As always, the game will be broadcast on radio by the Cowboy Sports Network, beginning one-half hour prior to tip off.
Wednesday's game is the only game for the Cowboys this week. UW's next game will be a road game at Colorado State on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7:00 p.m. There will be no television coverage for the CSU game in Fort Collins on Jan. 25, so Cowboy fans are encouraged to buy tickets and follow the Pokes to Fort Collins for the annual Border War.