Nov. 13, 2007
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming will make its first road trip of the 2007-08 season when it travels to the University of Denver for a Tuesday night matchup on Nov. 13 with the DU Pioneers. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 p.m., Mountain Time from DU's Magness Arena.
Tuesday's game at Denver will be broadcast on radio over the Cowboy Sports Network beginning one-half hour before tipoff. The game is also being televised by FOX Sports Rocky Mountain, but may be blacked out in parts of the Wyoming television market.
First-year head coach Heath Schroyer has emphasized that winning on the road is something the Cowboys must learn to be successful at this season. In his final season as head coach at Portland State in 2004-05, his Vikings were the only team in the Big Sky Conference to post a winning record on the road in conference play at 4-3, and they were 6-7 overall on the road -- winning nearly half of their road games.
The Wyoming Cowboys began the season with an 87-63 home victory over CU-Colorado Springs on Saturday, Nov. 10. The Denver Pioneer will be the second Front Range opponent for the Cowboys this season. In all, Wyoming will face five Front Range opponents during the 2007-08 season. Wyoming will play one more non-conference game against a Front Range opponent in the University of Colorado on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Laramie, Wyo. With Mountain West Conference games versus Air Force and Colorado State after the first of the year, Wyoming will have played five Front Range opponents this season.
The Wyoming Cowboys recorded their 275th victory in the Arena-Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, with their home victory over CU-Colorado Springs. The Double A opened on Feb. 20, 1982, with a 59-29 Wyoming victory over Air Force in the final home game of the 1981-82 season. Currently, the Pokes have posted 275 wins against just 87 losses for a winning percentage of 76.0 percent in the Double A.
Wyoming junior point guard Brandon Ewing scored 20 points vs. CU-Colorado Springs last Saturday, to improve his career scoring total to 1,059 career points. He ranks No. 27 in school history in scoring. With his 20 points vs. UCCS, Ewing passed Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (1,053 points from 2001-03) and tied Doug Bessert (1,059 points from 1976-79).
Following Tuesday's road game at Denver, the Cowboys will return to the road on Monday, Nov. 19 at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. That game will begin at 6:00 p.m., Mountain Time.