Wyoming Cowboy Basketball Closes Out Regular Season on Saturday at No. 3 Ranked BYU
March 4, 2011
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
On Saturday afternoon, the Wyoming Cowboy basketball team will close out the 2010-11 regular season hoping to play the role of spoiler as they travel to No. 3 ranked BYU.
The Cougars are looking to clinch at least a share of the 2011 Mountain West Conference Regular-Season Championship with a win. BYU enters the final weekend of league play tied for first place with San Diego State.
The game, which will be televised by The Mtn., will begin at 1:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) from the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah.
A Look at the Matchup with No. 3 Ranked BYU:
BYU, who is currently ranked No. 3 in both national polls, is 27-3 overall and 13-2 in the MWC. The Cougars are looking to bounce back from a home loss to New Mexico this past Wednesday. It was their first home loss of the season.
Despite a great effort from the Cowboys in the first meeting of the season, BYU held on for a 69-62 win in Laramie back on Feb. 2.
Each Team's Leaders:
M'Baye has been outstanding for Cowboys over the past six games, as he has averaged 18.8 points a game during that stretch. Jackson, who led the Cowboys with 16 points against San Diego State last Tuesday, has scored in double figures in 24 games this season.
BYU is led by National Player of the Year candidate Jimmer Fredette. Fredette is the nation's leading scorer with a 27.5 points per game average. He also leads the Cougars and ranks No. 3 in the MWC in assists with 4.40 per game. Fellow senior guard Jackson Emery is BYU's second-leading scorer with a 12.6 points per game average. The Cougars will be without their third leading scorer and best rebounder for the rest of the season, sophomore Brandon Davies. Davies was suspended for the remainder of the season this past week.
Cowboys and Cougars Meet for the 174th and Possibly Last Time:
BYU leads the all-time series 104-69 and are 66-14 in games played in Provo. The Cowboys have not won a game in the Marriott Center since Feb. 12, 2005.
On the Horizon: