Cowboy Basketball Set to Play Only Exhibition Game of the Season on Saturday Night

Nov. 4, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -


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Fans will have their first opportunity to see the 2010-11 version of the Wyoming Cowboy basketball team on the floor this Saturday night, as the Pokes will host an exhibition game against Peru State.

The game will begin at 8 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium and can be listened to on the radio through the Cowboy Sports Network, as well as on the internet through Wyoming All-Access on WyomingAthletics.com.

There is a renewed sense of excitement surrounding the Cowboys, as they welcome back all five starters and nine lettermen from last season. They also added four talented newcomers to the team, including the top junior college rebounder in the nation, two of the nation's best junior college scorers and a talented freshman from Escondido, Calif.

Wyoming in Exhibition Games:
The Cowboys have won 19 consecutive exhibitions game, as well as 25 of their last 26, dating back to the 1999 season. Since their first exhibition game during the 1982-83 season, the Pokes hold a 40-6 (.870) record in exhibition games.

In exhibition games played against other college teams, Wyoming has posted a 10-0 (1.000) record. Versus teams from foreign countries, UW is 16-2 (.889). Against United States All-Star teams, the Pokes have a record of 14-4 (.778).

About Peru State:
Saturday's game marks the second-ever meeting between the Wyoming Cowboys and the Peru State Bobcats. Last season, the Cowboys beat Peru State 120-73 on Nov. 18.

The 120 points scored by the Cowboys set the Arena-Auditorium record for points in a game at the time, but that record was broken later in the season with a 123-point performance against Adams State. The 120 points match the third most in a game in school history.

While this is the first exhibition game of the season for Wyoming, Peru State will have played three total games before Saturday night--two regular-season games and one exhibition. They lost to Park University (99-73) on Oct. 30 and at Nebraska (75-43) on Nov. 3 in an exhibition. They will play Midland University on Nov. 4.

Peru State is a member of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference, which competes at the NAIA level. Located in Peru, Neb., about 70 miles south of Omaha, Peru State has an enrollment of 2,400 students.

Up Next:
Wyoming will open the 2010-11 regular season on Sat., Nov. 13 by hosting Kean University. That game will begin at 8 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium.