Two Great College Basketball Programs Face Off on Saturday

Dec. 30, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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Prior to the start of the 2004-05 college basketball season, Street & Smith's magazine published a special issue entitled: Greatest College Basketball Programs of All Time.

There are currently 330 NCAA Division I men's basketball programs in the nation. Out of all those programs only a select few were ranked among the all-time best.

The Wyoming Cowboys were ranked No. 42 by Street & Smith's, and the Weber State Wildcats were ranked No. 51.

This season the two teams have had very similar seasons. Wyoming enters Saturday's game with a 6-5 record, while Weber State is 6-6.

Saturday's meeting between the Cowboys and Wildcats will mark only the sixth time the two have played in basketball. Wyoming leads the overall series 3-2. The last time the two teams played was Dec. 22, 1995, when Weber State won 85-68 in Ogden, Utah. Wyoming has won the three previous meetings in Laramie, while WSU has won both previous games played in Ogden.

Over the next week, the Wyoming Cowboys will face the busiest week of the season, playing four games in seven days beginning with Saturday's home contest versus Weber State at 2:00 p.m.

The Pokes will then travel to the University of Denver on Monday, Jan. 2 for a 7:00 p.m. game.

Two days later, UW will begin Mountain West Conference play with a home game against UNLV at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Following that MWC home opener for the Cowboys, UW will play its first MWC road contest of the season at TCU on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 6:00 p.m., Mountain Time (7:00 p.m. Central Time) in Fort Worth, Texas.

Saturday's game versus Weber State won't have any television coverage, but the game will be carried on the 25-station Cowboy Sports Network beginning at 1:30 p.m. with the pregame show.