Nov. 25, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
As they host Texas State on Wednesday night, the Cowboy basketball team will be in search of its first 4-0 start since the 2000-01 season. The Cowboys and Bobcats will tip things off at 7 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium. The Cowboys, who are currently 3-0 overall, have not started a season with a 4-0 record since the 2000-01 season. That year, the Cowboys won their first four games before losing at Cal State Northridge on Dec. 7, 2000. The Cowboys finished 20-10 that season and advanced to the NIT Tournament.
With a 105-64 win over Johnson & Wales last Saturday night, the Cowboys improved to 3-0 on the season. All nine Cowboys who played in that game scored at least two points. Of those nine, six scored in double figures. Brandon Ewing led the way with 20 points and was followed by Afam Muojeke (18 points), Sean Ogirri (18 points), Tyson Johnson (16 points), A.J. Davis (14 points) and Mikhail Linskens (12 points).
In all three games this season, the same four Cowboys have all reached double figures in scoring. Those Cowboys include Ewing, Johnson, Muojeke and Ogirri. Muojeke currently leads the Cowboys and the Mountain West Conference in scoring with 24.0 points a game. Johnson and Ewing are each currently averaging 16.0 points a game and Ogirri is currently averaging 13.7 points a game.
Wednesday night's game will mark the first ever meeting between Wyoming and Texas State University. Texas State enters their game with the Cowboys with a 2-1 record. Texas State opened the 2008-09 season at the Verizon Wireless Tip-Off Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii. They began the tournament with an impressive 76-66 win over Cal State Fullerton, a team that reached the 2008 NCAA Tournament. Texas State then fell to San Francisco 74-88 in the second round of the tournament.
Last Wednesday in their home opener, Texas State beat Houston-Tillotson 104-81 to improve to 2-1 on the year.
Texas State, a member of the Southland Conference, is currently in their third season under head coach Doug Davalos. Davalos is 24-37 (.393) at Texas State.
Following Wednesday's game, the Cowboys will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 29 as they host Denver. The Pioneers and Cowboys will meet for the 144th time on the basketball floor. The game will begin at 4 p.m. and will be televised live by The Mtn.