Feb. 7, 2005
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
As the second round of Mountain West Conference play begins on Monday night, the Wyoming Cowboys and New Mexico Lobos are deadlocked in a tie for third place in the MWC. Wyoming enters Monday's game with a 12-8 overall record, 4-3 in the MWC, while New Mexico is 17-5, 4-3 in conference play. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 p.m., Mountain Time.
The winner of tonight's meeting will assure itself of at least being in sole possession of third place. If Air Force (14-8, 5-2 in the MWC) would lose Monday night at Colorado State (9-11, 1-6 in league play), the winner of the Cowboy-Lobo game could move into a tie for second place with the Falcons.
The Pokes have won four of their last five games this season.
Wyoming has won the last seven meetings in Laramie versus New Mexico. The last time New Mexico won in Wyoming's Arena-Auditorium came 10 years ago on Feb. 18, 1995, by a score of 62-61, when former Lobo point guard David Gibson hit a shot just as he crossed halfcourt to win the game with no time remaining. The Pokes and Lobos didn't play each other in the 1996-97 or 1998-99 seasons due to the rotating divisions of the old 16-team Western Athletic Conference.
The Cowboys hold an 8-3 advantage over the Lobos in the Mountain West Conference series.
Monday's game will be televised by SportsWest TV, and will be carried in the state of Wyoming by KTWO-TV of Casper, Wyo. The game will also be available on ESPN Full-Court pay-per-view package.
As with all Wyoming Basketball games, the Cowboy Sports Radio Network will broadcast the game beginning one-half hour before gametime.