2000-2001 Cowboy Basketball Informational Press Release And Game Notes

Nov. 27, 2000


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Game No. 2: Mon., Nov. 27, 2000,Laramie, Wyo., 7:30 p.m., M.T.The Wyoming Cowboys (2000-01 Record:                 1-0, 0-0 in the MWC)              vs.University of Denver Pioneers (1-1,0-0 in the Sun Belt Conference)

Cowboys Continue to Receive Votes in Both National Polls, Seven CowboyOpponents Also Receiving Votes: The Wyoming Cowboys continue to receivevotes in both national polls this week. Wyoming didn't play since the Nov.19 poll. Wyoming returns to action tonight,hosting the University ofDenver.

Wyoming Has Defeated the Last Six Consecutive Top 25 Teams in TheArena-Auditorium: Wyoming has enjoyed a great deal of success at homeagainst nationally-ranked teams over the past five seasons. In fact, UW hasposted a 6-0 record at home against the last six nationally-ranked opponentsto play in the Double A.

The last nationally-ranked team to defeat UW in the Dome of Doom wasthe Cincinnati Bearcats on Dec. 17, 1994, in a game that saw LaZelle Durdenhit three free throws with no time left on the clock for a one-point victory(81-80). Cincinnati was ranked No. 17 in the nation at the time.

Notes From Last Week in Cowboy Basketball: In case you missed it, here aresome notes from last week in Wyoming Basketball.
*Wyoming's win over UC Riverside was the Cowboys' sixth consecutivehome win dating back to last season.
*Wyoming has now defeated 13 consecutive non-conference opponents inLaramie.
*Wyoming is now 25-3 (.893) in home games under head coach SteveMcClain.
*Steve McClain is 13-1 (.929) in home games against non-conferenceopponents.
*Steve McClain has posted a 22-8 (.733) record versus non-conferenceopponents while at Wyoming.
*Chris McMillian started his 60th consecutive game in the win overUC Riverside on Saturday, Nov. 18. McMillian has started every game of hiscollege career.
*Juniors Josh Davis and Chris McMillian have now started 38consecutive games together, dating back to Feb. 16, 1999, of their freshmanseason against Texas Pan-American.
*Josh Davis, Chris McMillian and Marcus Bailey have now started 27consecutive games together, dating back to Dec. 4, 1999, against Nevada.
*Uche Nsonwu-Amadi and Ronell Mingo made their first starts for theCowboys in the season opener vs. UC Riverside.
*The Wyoming Cowboys displayed a balanced attack in their seasonopener versus UC Riverside. Four Cowboys scored in double figures. RonellMingo scored 15, Marcus Bailey added 14, while Josh Davis and ChrisMcMillian each tallied 13. Meanwhile, Uche Nsonwu-Amadi pulled down 10rebounds, and Davis and Mingo each added nine boards.
*Josh Davis scored in double figures for the 33rd time in 59 careergames with his 13 points vs. Riverside.
*Chris McMillian scored in double figures for the 31st time in 60career games with his 13 points against UCR.
*Marcus Bailey scored in double figures for the 13th time in 32career games with his 14 points vs. UC Riverside.

Cowboys Bring Six-Game Home Winning Streak Into Denver Game: The WyomingCowboys ended the 1999-2000 season with a five-game winning streak. Wyomingdefeated San Diego State, UNLV, Air Force, BYU and Utah in its last fivehome games of the '99-2000 season.

The Cowboys have begun the 2000-01 season with a victory over UCRiverside (77-59) to stretch their home winning streak to six games.

Wyoming Cowboys' Season CapsuleWyoming's 2000-01 Record:       1-0 (1.000)Wyoming's 2000-01 MWC Record:   0-0 (-----) in the MWCLast Time Out for Wyoming:        Wyoming defeated UC Riverside 77-59 on Nov. 18, 2000        in Laramie, Wyo.Current Win/Loss Streak:        Won 1UW Head Coach (Alma Mater):     Steve McClain(Chadron St.'84)McClain's Overall Record:       38-22 (.633), 3rd seasonMcClain's Record at Wyoming:    SameLetterwinners Returning/Lost:   5/9Starters Returning/Lost:        4/2 (Including one from 98-99)1999-00 Record:                 19-12, 8-6 T4th in MWC1999-00 Postseason:        Defeated Colorado State 74-68 in the MWC Tournament        Lost at UNLV 92-97 in the MWC Tournament

UW Series Record vs. DU: Wyoming leads 92-43UW Record vs. DU in Laramie: Wyoming leads 57-14UW Record vs. DU in Denver: Wyoming leads 35-29UW Record vs. DU-Neutral Sites: 0-0

Denver Pioneers' Season Capsule2000-01 Record: 1-1 (.500)2000-01 Conference Record: 0-0 (-----) in the Sun Belt ConferenceLast Time Out: Denver won at Air Force 65-56 on Nov. 24, 2000, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

University Location: Denver, Colo.Current Win/Loss Streak: Won 1Head Coach (Alma Mater): Marty Fletcher (Maryland '73)Coach's Overall Record: 237-281 (.458), 19th seasonCoach's Record at School: 24-60 (.286), 4th seasonLettermen Returning/Lost: 10/3Starters Returning/Lost: 4/11999-00 Record: 6-22, 3-13 8th in Sun Belt1999-00 Postseason: Lost to New Orleans 65-67 in the First Round of the Sun Belt Conference TournamentGames Prior to Playing Wyoming: None