Men's Basketball

Cowboy Basketball Returns to Action this Wednesday Night

Wyoming center Boubacar Sylla (33) is pictured in the season opener versus South Dakota State last Friday.

Wyoming center Boubacar Sylla (33) is pictured in the season opener versus South Dakota State last Friday.

Nov. 17, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The University of Wyoming Cowboy basketball team will look to rebound from a tough, season opening loss this Wednesday night, as they host Peru State in their second game of the 2009-10 season. The game will tip-off at 7 p.m. in UW's Arena-Auditorium.

The Cowboys (0-1 overall) are looking to rebound from a tough loss to South Dakota State last Friday night. The Pokes fell to the Jackrabbits by a final score of 77-61, marking only the 28th non-conference loss by a Cowboy team in the 28-year history of the Arena-Auditorium.

In that loss, the Cowboys were led by a pair of sophomores in A.J. Davis and Afam Muojeke. Muojeke scored a game high 19 points and Davis matched his career high with 14 points. For Muojeke, it marked the 23rd time he has scored in double-figures in his young career. He also inched closer to the 500-point plateau for his career, as he has now scored 473 points through his first 34 career games.

Wednesday will mark the first-ever meeting between the Wyoming Cowboys and the Peru State Bobcats. Peru State has already played one exhibition and seven regular-season games and are currently 2-5 overall. Two Bobcats are averaging double-figures in scoring, senior forward Steven Burks (13.9 ppg) and junior guard Jovan Hitch (10.6 ppg). The Bobcats' roster also features a familiar face to Laramie High School basketball fans in former Plainsman Marshall Kelly.

Following Wednesday's game, Wyoming will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 21. Following the Wyoming-TCU football game, the Cowboy basketball team will host Boise State at 7 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium.

 

 

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