Feb. 20, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
With a big Wednesday night win over UNLV under their belt, the Cowboy basketball team will look for its second consecutive home win on Saturday afternoon as they host the TCU Horned Frogs. The game, which will be televised live by The Mtn., will tip-off at 1:30 p.m. from the Arena-Auditorium.
The Cowboys, who are in seventh place in the Mountain West Conference, enter Saturday's game with a 15-10 overall record and a 4-7 mark in the MWC. The MWC's sixth ranked Frogs are currently 14-12 overall and 5-7 in league play.
When TCU and Wyoming met earlier this season in Fort Worth, Texas, the two teams needed an extra five minutes to determine a winner. TCU knocked down a three-pointer with 19 seconds left to earn a 79-78 win over the Cowboys. Tyson Johnson and Sean Ogirri led the Cowboys with 18 points apiece, but TCU's Kevin Langford stole the show by scoring a career high 36 points.
The all-time series between TCU and Wyoming is tied 6-6. However, the Cowboys are a perfect 4-0 in Laramie against the Frogs.
Wyoming's Brandon Ewing had a memorable night in UW's win over UNLV. Ewing became just the third player in Wyoming basketball history to score 2,000 career points. In his career, Ewing has now scored 2,021 points and now needs just 28 to catch Flynn Robinson for second place on Wyoming's all-time list.
Ewing passed the scoring milestone in style, as he scored a game high 29 points in the Cowboys' win over UNLV.
Afam Muojeke also had a career night against UNLV as he pulled down a career high 13 rebounds. Muojeke, who has already made his mark as one of the top-freshmen in the MWC, has begun creeping up the conference's list of top-rebounders. In addition to ranking seventh in the league in scoring (14.6 ppg), Muojeke is now the 13th best rebounder in the league (5.0 rpg). Among the MWC's freshmen, Muojeke leads the league in both categories.
For TCU, Langford has been their go-to-guy on the offensive end of the floor. The senior is averaging 14.2 points per game, which is the 11th highest average in the MWC. Junior forward Zvonko Buljan is adding 12.1 points and a team high 7.5 rebounds per game. Buljan ranks third in the MWC in rebounding.
Following Saturday's game, the Cowboys will begin their final road swing of the season. The Cowboys will play at Colorado State next Wednesday and at Air Force next Saturday. Both games will be televised by The Mtn.