The 100th Season of Wyoming Cowboy Basketball Begins This Friday

Nov. 18, 2004

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The 100th season of Wyoming Basketball will tip off this Friday night, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. with the first regular-season game of the year against Alcorn State University of Lorman, Miss.

Wyoming won both of its exhibition games heading into Friday's regular-season opener, defeating Colorado School of Mines, 76-72 in overtime on Nov. 9, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on Nov. 13 by a score of 99-50.

Alcorn State enters Friday's contest with an 0-2 record, having lost to Creighton, 40-74, and to Northern Arizona, 61-70, in the Guardian Classic at Creighton University.

After Friday's season opener, the Cowboys will come back on Monday, Nov. 22 and host Princeton. The Princeton Tigers return four starters and 12 letterwinners from last year's team that won the Ivy League Championship and advanced to the First Round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament. This year's Princeton squad is coached by former Air Force head coach Joe Scott, who is a Princeton alumnus and former assistant coach for the Tigers. Princeton will bring a 1-1 record into Monday's game. The Tigers defeated Bucknell, 61-48, in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Syracuse on Nov. 11, and then lost to host Syracuse on Nov. 12, 45-56. Syracuse was ranked No. 6 entering that game. The Wyoming vs. Princeton game is also scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.