Men's Basketball

Cowboy Basketball Knocks Down 13 Threes in 100-55 Exhibition Win Over Peru State

Sophomore Amath M'Baye recorded a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Sophomore Amath M'Baye recorded a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Nov. 6, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming Cowboy Basketball team opened their 2010-11 season with a 100-55 exhibition win over the Peru State Bobcats on Saturday night in Laramie.

The `Pokes used hot shooting and a big rebounding edge to coast to the victory over their NAIA opponent. Wyoming outshot Peru State 59 percent to 31 percent and won the battle of the boards 47-31. UW also hit 13 three-pointers for the game.

Sophomore Desmar Jackson led the Cowboys in scoring with 20 points, while junior Francisco Cruz dumped in 17 points on 7-9 shooting, including a perfect 3-3 from beyond the arch.

UW sophomore Amath M'Baye impressed with a double-double in scoring and rebounding, 19 points and a team-high 11 boards. Senior Djibril Thiam also contributed 12 points to the cause.

The Cowboys jumped out early and never looked back, with a good mix of interior and outside scoring. Cruz, who had 13 first-half points, hit all three of his three-point attempts near the beginning of the game. M'Baye, with 11 points, and Jackson, with 13, also contributed to UW's first-half scoring. Wyoming took a 52-34 advantage into the break.

Whistles blew more frequently in the second half, slowing the game, with 22 total fouls between the two teams, yet all ten `Pokes who took the floor managed to get in the scoring column and contribute.

UW head coach Heath Schroyer went with Arthur Bouedo, Jackson, Cruz, M'Baye and Thiam as his starters, but ultimately mixed and matched lineups all game.

Peru State was led in scoring by Derrick Williams, who had 13 points. Andre Wells was tops for the Bobcats with eight rebounds.

Wyoming's next home game is their regular-season opener against Kean University, on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m.

 

 

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