Jan. 20, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
On Wednesday night, the Wyoming Cowboy basketball team will play its second consecutive Mountain West Conference road game against the TCU Horned Frogs at 6 p.m. (Mountain Time) in Fort Worth, Texas. The game will be televised live from the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on The Mtn.
After a tough road loss at UNLV last Saturday night, the Cowboys fell to 12-5 overall and 1-2 in the MWC. These back-to-back MWC road games against UNLV and TCU are the first of three such swings that the Cowboys will play this season.
The Cowboys are the only team in the MWC with four players that rank among the top-10 scorers in the conference. Senior Brandon Ewing is currently leading the league in scoring with 18.6 points per game. Senior Tyson Johnson currently ranks sixth (15.2 ppg), redshirt freshman Afam Muojeke ranks seventh (15.1 ppg) and redshirt Senior Sean Ogirri ranks eighth (15.1 ppg).
Ewing is also leading the league in assists, and is tied for 42nd in the nation, with 5.35 per game. Ogirri is currently tops in the MWC, and ranks 12th in the NCAA, in made three-pointers per game with 3.47.
After leading the Cowboys with 21 points at UNLV last Saturday, Ogirri has reached double-figures in scoring in eight consecutive games. He also knocked down seven three-pointers against the Runnin' Rebels, marking the third time he has done so this season. That total is a tie for the second best single game performance in Wyoming history.
TCU has won five of their last six games to bring their overall record to 12-6 overall and 3-1 in the MWC. Thus far in MWC play, the Horned Frogs have posted home wins over Colorado State and UNLV, and a road win at Air Force. Their lone loss came at BYU. Jim Christian is in his first season as the head coach at TCU.
TCU is led by senior Kevin Langford who is averaging 12.8 points per game and 5.1 rebounds a game. Junior Zvonko Buljan is adding 12.6 points and 7.5 rebounds a game.
Following Wednesday's game in Fort Worth, the Cowboys will return home for the "Border War" with Colorado State on Saturday, Jan. 24. The Cowboys and Rams will meet for the 210th time at 4 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium. The game will be televised by The Mtn.