Wyoming Faces San Francisco in Second Round of the Rainbow Classic on Friday

Dec. 22, 2006

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming Cowboys will play the University of San Francisco Dons in the second round of the 2006 Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Friday, Dec. 22. The game is scheduled to tip off at 2:00 p.m., Mountain Time.

UW and San Francisco have played only three previous times in the two schools' histories. Wyoming holds a 2-1 series lead.

The last time the Cowboys and Dons played was back on Dec. 29, 1973, in a game played in Los Angeles, Calif. San Francisco won that contest 98-66. Friday's game will mark the third time that the two schools will meet on a neutral court. The other previous meetings came: on Dec. 29, 1951, with Wyoming winning, 64-48, in Oklahoma City, Okla.; and on Dec. 19, 1953, in Laramie in a game also won by Wyoming, 63-54.

The winner of Friday's game will play in the consolation championship on Saturday versus the winner of a game between Charlotte and Valparaiso. Charlotte and Valparaiso meet on Friday in a 4:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) contest. The losers of the Wyoming/San Francisco and Charlotte/Valparaiso game will also meet on Saturday.

The results from the first round games in this year's Rainbow Classic plus the complete schedule of remaining games is as follows.

All Cowboy games will be broadcast live on the 25 radio affiliates of the Cowboy Sports Network, beginning one-half hour before tipoff with the pregame show. There is no television coverage of this week's Cowboy games.

Wednesday Games, Dec. 20 (First Round)

Nebraska defeated Wyoming, 73-58

Hawaii defeated San Francisco, 89-85

Thursday Games, Dec. 21 (First Round)

Houston defeated Charlotte, 68-46

Creighton defeated Valparaiso, 68-43

Friday Games, Dec. 22 (Second Round)

Consolation Bracket

Wyoming vs. San Francisco, 2:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Charlotte vs. Valparaiso, 4:30 p.m. (Mounain Time)

Championship Bracket

Houston vs. Creighton, 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Nebraska vs. Hawaii, 10:30 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Saturday Games, Dec. 23 (Final Round)

Seventh-Place Game

Loser of Wyoming/San Francisco

vs. Loser of Charlotte/Valparaiso, 2:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Consolation Championship

Winner of Wyoming/San Francisco

vs. Winner of Charlotte/Valparaiso, 4:30 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Third-Place Game

Loser of Houston/Creighton

vs. Loser of Nebraska/Hawaii, 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Championship Game

Winner of Houston/Creighton

vs. Winner of Nebraska/Hawaii, 10:30 p.m. (Mountain Time)