Dec. 21, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowboy basketball team looks to continue a successful stretch this Wednesday night, as they will host Wisconsin-Green Bay at 7 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium. The Pokes have won three straight games in a current five-game homestand.
A Look at the Matchup with Wisconsin-Green Bay:
The Cowboys have won three straight home games over Denver, Western State and Centenary to improve their record to 6-6. In the Arena-Auditorium this season, the Pokes have posted a record of 6-1 and are outscoring their opponents by an average of 20.0 points a game at home.
Sophomore Desmar Jackson is the Cowboys' top scorer and is currently ranked eighth in the Mountain West Conference in scoring with 14.3 points a game. He has scored in double figures in nine straight games and also ranks second in the league in steals with 2.18 per game.
Senior Djibril Thiam has also been playing very well for the Cowboys. He has scored 10 or more points in seven straight games and has posted two double-doubles this season. He currently ranks No. 6 in the MWC in rebounding with 5.9 per game and No. 13 in scoring with 12.2 points a game.
Wisconsin-Green Bay will enter Wednesday's game with an overall record of 5-7 and a 1-1 mark in the Horizon League. The Phoenix are led by two talented guards in Rahmon Fletcher and Bryquis Perine. Fletcher is averaging 17.0 points a game, while Perine is adding 12.3 points. They also have a talented center who stand 7'1", Alec Brown. Brown is averaging 8.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.
Wisconsin-Green Bay is under first-year head coach Brian Wardle. The Phoenix return five letterwinners and two starters from a team that finished 22-13 last season. They advanced to the postseason and played in the College Basketball Invitational, where they advanced to the second round before falling in double overtime to Saint Louis.
About the Series with Wisconsin-Green Bay:
Wyoming and Wisconsin-Green Bay have faced one another only one other time, during the 1983-84 season. Wyoming won that game, 87-45, in Laramie.
Home for Christmas:
The Wyoming 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 3-0 during the homestand with wins over Denver (61-48), Western State (80-37) and Centenary (76-49). Following Wednesday's game with Wisconsin-Green Bay, the Pokes will close out the stand against Kennesaw State on 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.