2000-2001 Cowboy Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes

Dec. 18, 2000


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The Wyoming Cowboys (2000-01 Record:6-1, 0-0 in the MWC)


Game No. 8: Tue., Dec. 19, 2000,Laramie, Wyo., 7:00 p.m., M.T.The Delaware State Hornets(2-5, 1-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic)

Game No. 9: Thu., Dec. 21, 2000,Columbia, S.C., 5:30 p.m., M.T.South Carolina Gamecocks (5-2,0-0 in the Southeastern Conference)(Prior to a Home Game vs. UNCAsheville on Tue., Dec. 19, 2000)

Game No. 10: Sat., Dec. 23, 2000,Akron, Ohio, 1:00 p.m., M.T.The Akron Zips (2-4, 0-0 in theMid-American Conference)(Prior to a Home Game vs.Cleveland State on Thu., Dec. 21, 2000)

Cowboys Off to Best Start in McClain Era: Wyoming's 6-1 start is the bestin the three-year Steve McClain era. In McClain's first two seasons,Wyoming started out 5-2 each season.

The last time Wyoming began a season 6-1 was the 1997-98 campaign.The '97-'98 Cowboys lost their eighth game to go 6-2.

Wyoming has a chance to post a 7-1 start this Tuesday when they faceDelaware State. The last time a Wyoming team began a season 7-1 was the1990-91 season. Reginald Slater and Tim Breaux were juniors on the '90-'91squad, and the head coach was Benny Dees.

Josh Davis Off to Excellent Start for the Cowboys, Keys Victory Over OregonState: Junior forward Josh Davis is off to a strong start in the 2000-01season. Davis is averaging a double-double for the year (13.3 points and10.3 rebound).

He has had three double-doubles this season against Creighton (12points, 15 rebounds), Cal State Fullerton (18 points, 12 rebounds) andOregon State (17 points, 10 rebounds).

In Wyoming's last game versus Oregon State, Wyoming was trailing byseven (39-46) with 8:43 remaining in the game. Davis proceeded to score thenext seven points on a three-pointer and and two layups to pull the Cowboyseven at 46. He ended up scoring 11 of Wyoming's final 26 points againstOregon State to lead UW to a 65-53 win.

McMillian Moves Into Fourth Place on Wyoming Career Assist List vs. OregonState, McFall Moves Into Ninth: Two of the Top 10 assist men in Universityof Wyoming history are teammates on the 2000-01 Cowboy squad.

Junior Chris McMillian handed out two assists versus Oregon State onDec. 16, 2000, to move into the No. 4 spot on UW career assist list with275.

Senior Brett McFall was credited with eight assists versus OregonState to move into the No. 9 spot with 234 career assists.

McMillian passed LaDrell Whitehead, who had 274 career assists at UWfrom 1995-97.

McFall moved past former teammate Anthony Blakes this past week forninth place. Blakes had 229 career assists from 1989-90.

Wyoming's all-time leader is Sean Dent, who handed out 502 assistsduring his career from 1984-88.

Nsonwu-Amadi Records Near Perfect Game Against Oregon State: Redshirtsophomore Uche Nsonwu-Amadi played a near perfect game on Saturday, Dec. 16versus Oregon State. The native of Enugu, Nigeria, hit five of five fieldgoal attempts, five of six free throws, scored 15 points, grabbed ninerebounds and added one assist and one blocked shot in 30 minutes of play.His five of five shooting from the field was the first time this season thata Cowboy had been perfect from the field.

Notes From This Week in Cowboy Basketball:
*The Cowboys held Oregon State to 53 points on Dec. 19 in Casper,Wyo. That was a season low by a Cowboy opponent. They also held OregonState to only 17 field goals and only 25 total rebounds -- both lows for aUW opponent this season.
*UW's 48 rebounds against Oregon State was its second highestrebounding total of the season. Wyoming had 55 rebounds versus Denver.
*Wyoming improved its record in neutral-site games to 2-0 for the2000-01 season with a 65-53 victory over Oregon State in Casper, Wyo., onSaturday, Dec. 16.
*Wyoming will be looking to extend its home winning streak to ninegames when it faces Delaware State on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The home winningstreak dates back to Jan. 29, 2000, when Wyoming defeated San Diego State93-87.
*At home, Wyoming has defeated 15 consecutive non-conferenceopponents in Laramie in the Steve McClain era andholds a 15-1 (.938) record vs. non-conference opponents at home under coachMcClain.
*Wyoming is now 27-3 (.900) at home against all opponents in theSteve McClain era.
*Steve McClain has posted a 26-9 (.743) record versus non-conferenceopponents while at Wyoming.
*Chris McMillian started his 66th consecutive game this pastSaturday in the win over Oregon State. McMillian has started every game ofhis college career.
*Juniors Josh Davis and Chris McMillian have now started 44consecutive 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 33consecutive games together, dating back to Dec. 4, 1999, against Nevada.
*The Wyoming Cowboys have enjoyed a very balanced attack throughtheir first six games of the season. Wyoming has had eight differentplayers score in double figures (Marcus Bailey, Paris Corner, Josh Davis,Brett McFall, Chris McMillian, Ronell Mingo, Uche Nsonwu-Amadi and UgoUdezue).

Wyoming Cowboys' Season CapsuleWyoming's 2000-01 Record:       6-1 (.857)Wyoming's 2000-01 MWC Record:   0-0 (-----) in the MWCLast Time Out for Wyoming:        Wyoming defeated Oregon State 65-53 on Dec. 16, 2000,        in Casper, Wyo.Current Win/Loss Streak:        Won 2UW Head Coach (Alma Mater):     Steve McClain(Chadron St.'84)McClain's Overall Record:       43-23 (.652), 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. Delaware St.: First Meeting

UW Series Record vs. South Carolina: First Meeting

UW Series Record vs. Akron: Wyoming leads 1-0UW Record versus in Laramie: Wyoming leads 1-0UW Record versus on the Road: 0-0UW Record versus at Neutral Sites: 0-0Last Meeting versus: Wyoming defeated Akron 84-68 in Laramie, Wyo., on Nov. 23, 1999

Delaware State Hornets' Season Capsule2000-01 Record: 2-5 (.286)2000-01 Conference Record: 1-1 (.500) in the Mid-Eastern Athletic ConferenceLast Time Out: Delaware State defeated Towson, 84-66, on Dec. 12, 2000, in Dover, Del.University Location: Dover, Del.Current Win/Loss Streak: Won 2Head Coach (Alma Mater): Greg Jackson (St. Paul's '80)Coach's Overall Record: 168-80 (.677), 10th seasonCoach's Record at School: 2-5 (.286), 1st seasonLettermen Returning/Lost: 5/5Starters Returning/Lost: 3/21999-00 Record: 6-22, 5-13 9th in Mid-Eastern Athletic1999-00 Postseason: Lost to Florida A&M 66-69 in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference TournamentGames Prior to Playing Wyoming: None

Delaware State Schedule/Results: The DelawareState Hornets bring a 2-5record into this Tuesday's game versus Wyoming. Here are Delaware State's results to date.

Date Opponent ResultNov. 20 at Delaware L 54-79Nov. 27 at Drake L 44-82Nov. 29 at Missouri-Kansas City L 49-73Dec. 2 at Lehigh L 51-58Dec. 4 South Carolina State* L 61-69Dec. 6 North Carolina A&T* W 64-62Dec. 12 Towson W 84-66

South Carolina Gamecocks' Season Capsule2000-01 Record: 5-2 (.714)2000-01 Conference Record: 0-0 (-----) in the Southeastern ConferenceLast Time Out: South Carolina defeated Clemson, 76-64, on Dec. 9, 2000, in Columbia, S.C.University Location: Columbia, S.C.Current Win/Loss Streak: Won 2Head Coach (Alma Mater): Eddie Fogler (North Carolina '70)Coach's Overall Record: 255-184 (.581), 15th seasonCoach's Record at School: 113-104 (.521), 8th seasonLettermen Returning/Lost: 11/2Starters Returning/Lost: 5/2 (Several split time as starters)1999-00 Record: 15-17, 5-11 5th in the East Division of the Southeastern Conference1999-00 Postseason:Defeated Alabama 69-59 in First Round of SEC TournamentDefeated Tennessee 75-68 in the Second Round of SEC TourneyLost in overtime to Auburn 72-77 in the SEC Tourney SemifinalsGames Prior to Playing Wyoming: South Carolina hosts UNC Asheville on Tue., Dec. 19, 2000

Akron Zips' Season Capsule2000-01 Record: 2-42000-01 Conference Record: 0-0 (-----) in the Mid-American ConferenceLast Time Out: Akron lost at Western Kentucky 58-73 on Dec. 16, 2000

University Location: Akron, OhioCurrent Win/Loss Streak: Lost 2Head Coach (Alma Mater): Dan Hipsher (Bowling Green '77)Coach's Overall Record: 191-120 (.614), 12th seasonCoach's Record at School: 65-75 (.464), 6th seasonLettermen Returning/Lost: 7/7Starters Returning/Lost: 1/41999-00 Record: 17-11, 11-7 Tie for 3rd in the Mid-American East Division1999-00 Postseason: Lost to Central Michigan 73-75 in the First Round of the Mid-American Conference TournamentGames Prior to Playing Wyoming: Akron hosts Cleveland State on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000

South Carolina Schedule/Results: The SouthCarolina Gamecocks bring a 5-2record into this Thursday's gameversus Wyoming.

Date Opponent ResultNov. 17 Tennessee Tech L 67-73Nov. 21 Wofford W 74-48Nov. 25 South Carolina State W 72-58Nov. 29 Mercer W 71-57Dec. 2 at Charlotte L 77-98Dec. 5 at The Citadel W 74-71Dec. 9 Clemson W 76-64Dec. 19 UNC Asheville

Akron Schedule/Results: The Akron Zipsbring a 2-4 record into thisSaturday's game versus Wyoming.

Date Opponent ResultNov. 25 at Oakland W 79-68Dec. 1 at Syracuse* L 51-81Dec. 2 vs. Fairfield* L 53-71Dec. 6 Rhode Island W 74-60Dec. 9 vs. Alabama# L 59-73Dec. 16 at Western Kentucky L 58-73Dec. 21 Cleveland State*The Syracuse Carrier Classic#Hardwood Classic in Birmingham, Ala.

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