Cowboys Host CU-Colorado Springs Mountain Lions on Monday

Dec. 5, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming Cowboys will be looking to break a two-game losing streak when they host the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

Wyoming brings a 3-3 record into Monday night's contest. UCCS is 0-3 on the season.

UW and UCCS have played only one prior time, but that was an exhibition game early in the 2004-05 season and didn't count on either school's all-time record. Wyoming won last year's exhibition meeting by a score of 99-50 in Laramie.

While Wyoming's defense has been outstanding thus far this season, the Cowboys will be looking to get back on track offensively. UW leads the Mountain West Conference in field-goal percentage defense, allowing opponents only 36.8 percent shooting from the field. The Pokes also rank No. 3 in the Mountain West in scoring defense, giving up an average of only 64.0 points per game to its opponents this season.

But offensively, the Cowboys are averaging only 66.3 points themselves to rank eighth among the nine MWC schools, and the Pokes are shooting only 39.7 percent from the field to also rank No. 8 in the conference.

Wyoming had some outstanding offensive games earlier this season, scoring 87 in an 87-78 win over 2005 NCAA Tournament participant Charlotte on Nov. 15, and scoring 83 in an 83-70 home victory over Northern Colorado on Nov. 22.

UCCS has lost its first three games of the 2005-06 season by an average margin of 31 points.

After Monday's game, the Cowboys won't return to the Arena-Auditorium for a home game until Thursday, Dec. 22 when the Pokes host SMU.

No television coverage is planned for this Monday' game versus CU-Colorado Springs. As always, the game will be carried on radio by the 25-station Cowboy Sports Network. The broadcast begins one-half hour prior to tip off, or 6:30 p.m. on Monday.