Pokes Seek First Win in Magness Arena Since 2001
Pokes Play First Neutral-Site Contest This Season
Junior Forward Scores 10 of UW's Final 15 Points
Cowboys Shoot Over 70 Percent from Three for First Time Since 2003
Tip Set for 7:30 p.m. MT in Arena-Auditorium
2012-13: Nathan Sobey (pronounced SO-bee) appeared in 32 of Wyoming's games during the 2012-13 season. He was the first Cowboy guard off the bench, missing just one contest and playing double-digit minutes in 11 of the last 12 games. His season was highlighted by hitting the game-winning three at the buzzer in a 67-66 victory over Lehigh on March 19 in the first round of the CBI. He also posted a memorable game at Air Force on Feb. 26, notching a career-high 22 points on 7-of-7 from the field, 6-of-6 beyond the arc and 2-of-2 at the free throw line in a career-high 31 minutes. His 6-of-6 showing from deep tied a Mountain West single-game record for three-point percentage and tied for eighth in UW single-game history for three-point makes. Sobey also scored in double figures against Fresno State on Feb. 16 with 10 points in 30 minutes of action and against Lehigh on March 19 with 12 points in 24 minutes. He averaged 3.5 points and 1.0 rebound in 13.3 minutes per game to go with 24 assists and 10 steals. His 42 percent beyond the arc was second on the team.
Before Wyoming: An athlete capable of playing all three guard positions, Sobey was a standout at Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz., during his two seasons with the program. The 6-4, 185-pound guard helped head coach Jerry Carrillo and the Apaches continue a history of success that included 16-straight appearances in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Region I playoffs and seven appearances in the title game in 11 years.
As a sophomore in 2011-12, Sobey averaged 16.5 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game to help Cochise go 25-6 overall and earn its sixth Arizona Community College Athletic Conference title. The Apaches were ranked 16th in the NJCAA Division I national poll before falling in the semifinals of the Region I tournament. Sobey was an Honorable Mention All-American and earned First-Team All-Conference and First-Team All-Region honors, while shooting 48 percent (181-of-380) from the field and 32 percent (37-of-117) beyond the arc during the season.
During his freshman campaign, Sobey averaged 7.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists off the bench. Cochise went 22-11 that season and won the NJCAA Region I championship.
Sobey played his prep basketball at St. Patrick's High School in Warrnambool, Australia. He is the second native Australian to play for the Cowboys, after Steve Leven from Airds, Australia, lettered for Wyoming in 2005-06.
Personal: The son of Peter and Kerrie Sobey, Nathan was born on July 14, 1990, in Warrnambool, Australia. He has two brothers, Josh and Jacob. Nathan is majoring in social science at Wyoming. He was also recruited by Weber State, Fresno State, St. Mary's and San Diego.