2000-2001 Cowboy Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes

Jan. 31, 2001

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The Wyoming Cowboys (2000-01 Record:14-4, 5-1 in the MWC)

Game No. 19: Sat., Feb. 3, 2001,Laramie, Wy., 4:00 p.m., M.T.vs. The San Diego State Aztecs(11-7, 1-4 in the Mountain West)To be Televised by SportsWest TV,Carried in Wyoming byKGWN-TV in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Game No. 20: Mon., Feb. 5, 2001,Laramie, Wy., 10:00 p.m., M.T.vs. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels(12-8, 3-2 in the Mountain West)To be Televised on ESPN's Big Monday(UNLV will play at CSU on Sat.,Feb. 3, 2001, in Fort Collins, Colo.)

Wyoming's 12-Game Home Winning Streak Ranks No. 19 in the Nation: TheWyoming Cowboys 12-game winning streak is now among the longest in thenation. In fact, the Cowboys' 12-game winning streak in theArena-Auditorium ranks No. 19 in the nation.

Aztecs and Cowboys Last Meeting in Laramie Was Marked by Scoring Runs: Ayear ago when the San Diego State Aztecs came to Laramie to play theCowboys, the game between the two long-time conference rivals was a game ofscoring runs.

Wyoming jumped out to a 17-point lead early in the first half, onlyto have SDSU come back with scoring runs of 13-3, 8-1 and 15-1 to take a47-42 halftime lead over the Pokes.

In the second half, it was an 11-2 Wyoming run midway through thesecond half that led the Cowboys to a 93-87 home victory.

Wyoming was led by four Cowboys scoring in double figures, includingcurrent junior Chris McMillian, who scored a team high 18 points. San DiegoState was sparked by current junior Myron Epps, who scored a game high 32points.

Wyoming and UNLV to be Featured on ESPN's Big Monday: Monday's matchupbetween the Wyoming Cowboys and UNLV Runnin' Rebels will be featured onESPN's Big Monday. Bob Carpenter will describe the play-by-play action.Jimmy Dykes will add color analysis.

The game will tip off at 10:00 p.m. Mountain time.

Cowboys and Runnin' Rebels Meeting in Last Season's MWC Tournament -- One ofESPN's Most Exciting Games of 1999-2000: The site was the Thomas and MackCenter in Las Vegas, Nev. The occasion was the Semifinal Round of the 2000Mountain West Conference Tournament on Friday, March 10. Wyoming and UNLVfaced off in one of the classic games of the 1999-2000 season -- a 97-92UNLV victory.

Both teams shot better than 50 percent for the game -- Wyoming hit50.7 percent, while UNLV hit 56.1 percent. Despite UW's Josh Davis pickingup his fourth foul with 16:44 remaining in the game, Wyoming built an 80-71lead at the 8:20 mark of the second half. Former Cowboy LeDarion Jones ledthe Pokes in scoring with 27. Current Cowboys Davis and Brett McFall scored12 and 17 respectively.

But UNLV, led by current Rebels Dalron Johnson (23 points), TrevorDiggs (20 points) and Kaspars Kambala (18 points), led UNLV back to capturea 97-92 home victory. There were three ties in the game and six leadchanges.

Cowboys Atop Conference Standings for the First Time Since 1994-95 Season:The Wyoming Cowboys are currently in first place in the Mountain WestConference with a 5-1 conference record. It is the first time since the1994-95 season that the Pokes have been in first place in the conferencerace. The Cowboys began that season 5-1, as well.

Wyoming Brings Five-Game MWC Winning Streak Into This Week, Pokes HaveAlready Won Three MWC Road Games: Wyoming brings a five-game conferencewinning streak into tonight's game at New Mexico. After losing its firstconference game of the season at Utah on Jan. 8, Wyoming has posted fiveconsecutive MWC wins. With three of those five wins coming on the road.

It is the longest current winning streak in the MWC.

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