March 13, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowboys have advanced to the semifinal round of the 2009 Conoco Mountain West Conference Championships and will face the Utah Utes on Friday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
Tip-off is set for 9:30 p.m. (MT)/8:30 p.m. (PT) and the game will be televised live by The Mtn. HD and CBS College Sports HD.
The Cowboys (19-12) beat the New Mexico Lobos, 75-67 in their quarterfinal game on Thursday night. The Utes (22-9) advanced by beating the TCU Horned Frogs, 61-58.
Tonight's game between Utah and Wyoming will mark the secondtime these two teams have met in the semifinals of the Mountain West ConferenceTournament. In 2006, the Cowboys beat the Utes 60-47 to advance to the MWCChampionship game.
The Cowboys and Utes have played four times in conference tournament play, witheach team winning two of those meetings.
Following are the four conference tournament games the two teams have played:
Wyoming has now posted a 7-9 record in the 10 MWC Tournaments. The Pokes' overallrecord in conference tournaments is 17-22. The Cowboys have now advanced to the MWC Semifinals in six of the first 10 MWC Tournaments. In addition to this year, Wyoming advanced to the Semifinals in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006 and 2007.