Cowboys Open MW Conference Play On The Road (audio)

The Wyoming Cowboys have the tough task of opening up Mountain West Conference play on the road Saturday.  The Pokes will be in Reno for a date with the Nevada Wolfpack.  The road hasn’t been very kind to the Cowboys during non-conference play, going 0-3, but they did pick up a neutral site win over South Dakota in Rapid City.  The road losses for the Cowboys have come at #3 Ohio State, at #20 Colorado, and at Denver.

Nevada is led by one of the best guards in the league in Deonte Burton, who is averaging 22 points a game.  The Cowboys are led by junior Larry Nance JR. who is averaging 16 points and 9 rebounds a game.  Nevada opened conference play Wednesday with a win over San Jose State, while the Cowboys played a nonconference game against Western State, a 69-52 win.  True freshman Trey Washington III scored a career high 24 points for the Cowboys, including knocking down five three pointers.  Tap time is set for 4pm MST.