Nov. 17, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming Cowboy basketball team will look to rebound from a tough, season opening loss this Wednesday night, as they host Peru State in their second game of the 2009-10 season. The game will tip-off at 7 p.m. in UW's Arena-Auditorium.
The Cowboys (0-1 overall) are looking to rebound from a tough loss to South Dakota State last Friday night. The Pokes fell to the Jackrabbits by a final score of 77-61, marking only the 28th non-conference loss by a Cowboy team in the 28-year history of the Arena-Auditorium.
In that loss, the Cowboys were led by a pair of sophomores in A.J. Davis and Afam Muojeke. Muojeke scored a game high 19 points and Davis matched his career high with 14 points. For Muojeke, it marked the 23rd time he has scored in double-figures in his young career. He also inched closer to the 500-point plateau for his career, as he has now scored 473 points through his first 34 career games.
Wednesday will mark the first-ever meeting between the Wyoming Cowboys and the Peru State Bobcats. Peru State has already played one exhibition and seven regular-season games and are currently 2-5 overall. Two Bobcats are averaging double-figures in scoring, senior forward Steven Burks (13.9 ppg) and junior guard Jovan Hitch (10.6 ppg). The Bobcats' roster also features a familiar face to Laramie High School basketball fans in former Plainsman Marshall Kelly.
Following Wednesday's game, Wyoming will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 21. Following the Wyoming-TCU football game, the Cowboy basketball team will host Boise State at 7 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium.