Cowboy Basketball Hosts CSU-Pueblo for Exhibition
Nov. 3, 2011
Laramie, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming men's basketball team continues its preparations for the 2011-12 season by hosting CSU-Pueblo for an exhibition game at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the Arena-Auditorium. The Cowboys are 41-6 (.872) in exhibition contests and currently enjoy a 20-game winning streak.
The Wyoming Athletics Ticket Office is offering a special promotion for the game, as fans with a ticket stub from UW's football game versus TCU on Saturday can purchase a $5 ticket to the men's basketball exhibition. Tickets to all UW basketball games can be purchased by calling the ticket office at 877-WYO-FAN1 (877-996-3261) or online at WyomingAthletics.com.
Fans can also follow live stats and live audio of the game, as well as live video of the postgame press conference, through the men's basketball Gameday Central page on the website. The contest will be broadcast on the radio through the Cowboy Sports Network.
A Look at the Matchup
CSU-Pueblo is in a similar position with first-year head coach Ralph Turner. A former NAIA National Coach of the Year, Turner came to the Thunderwolves after serving as the longtime coach at Union (Tenn.) University from 1994 to 2009. He led the Bulldogs to 10 NAIA National Tournaments in his 15 seasons at the helm, but inherits a CSUP team that went 11-14, including 8-13 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, in 2010-11. He welcomes back seven Thunderwolves that saw action last season. CSUP lost a 97-82 exhibition game at Colorado State on Tuesday night.
Each Team's Leaders
The Pokes will look for big contributions from senior center Adam Waddell and junior guard Luke Martinez, both of whom missed extended time last season with injuries. Junior forward Leonard Washington makes his long-awaited debut this season after transferring from USC and redshirting in 2010-11.
CSU-Pueblo's top returning scorer is junior guard Nathan Tigner, who earned 9.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game last season. Probable starters Andre Martin and Kevin Coates, both seniors, posted 7.9 and 6.1 points, respectively, last season for the Thunderwolves. Martin, a guard added 1.3 assists and Coates, a forward, contributed 2.8 rebounds. CSUP's probable starting lineup includes three seniors and two juniors.
About the Series
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