Cowboy Basketball 2-0 in Current Homestand, Will Continue Play on Monday Night Against Centenary

Dec. 19, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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    This Monday night, the Wyoming Cowboy basketball team will look to continue its two-game winning streak as they host Centenary in the third of a current five-game homestand. The Cowboys and Gents will tip-off at 7 p.m. inside the Arena-Auditorium.

    A Look at the Matchup with Centenary:
    The Cowboys have posted back-to-back home wins over Denver and Western State to improve their record to 5-6. They have posted a record of 5-1 at home this season.

    Wyoming's roster features three players who have existing double-figure scoring streaks. Sophomore Desmar Jackson has scored in double figures in eight straight games and leads the team with 13.6 points per game. Senior Djibril Thiam has scored 10 or more points in six straight games and is averaging 12.2 points a game. Sophomore Amath M'Baye has scored in double figures in seven straight games and is averaging 11.9 points per contest.

    Centenary has had a tough start to the 2010-11 season and will bring an 0-12 overall record and an 0-2 record in the Summit League into Monday's game.

    The Gents are led by forward Mazz Nakwaasah, who is averaging 11.1 points a game. Forward Jeron Trotman leads Centenary in rebounding with 6.9 per contest.

    About the Series with Centenary:
    Wyoming and Centenary have faced one another only one other time, during the 1947-48 season. Wyoming won that game, 63-43, in Shreveport, La.

    Home for Christmas:
    The Cowboys will be home for Christmas this season and are in the middle of a five-game homestand. This is the team's longest stretch of home games of the season. The Cowboys are 2-0 during the homestand with wins over Denver (61-48) and Western State (80-37). Following Monday's game with Centenary, the Pokes will host Wisconsin-Green Bay (Dec. 22) and Kennesaw State (Dec. 28).

    Tickets to the Game and Special Promotions:
    Tickets to all Wyoming Cowboy basketball games can be purchased online at www. WyomingAthletics.com or by calling the UW Athletics Ticket Office at 1-877-WYO-FAN1 (1-877-996-3261) or 307-766-4850.

    Also watch for special single-game ticket promotions at WyomingAthletics.com throughout the 2010-11 season.