Cowboys Will Host Drake in Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge
For a second straight year the Wyoming Cowboys will get a home game in the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge Series.
The two conferences announced the pairings for 2017 Wednesday, and the Pokes will host the Drake Bulldogs on Saturday, Dec. 2 in Laramie. The game time will be announced at a later date.
Wyoming is 3-1 all-time against Drake. The most recent meeting was Jan. 2, 1989, which resulted in a 97-85 Cowboys victory. The series dates back to 1960.
The Cowboys are coming off a 23-15 season that saw them win the CBI Championship. The Bulldogs went 7-24 last season and that included a 5-13 mark in the Missouri Valley Conference. They will have a new coach next season in Niko Medved.
The MW/MVC Challenge Series has ten teams from each league squaring off in head-to-head competition. Each conference hosts five games. Last season, the series was split, 5-5. The MW has a 3-1-2 mark in the history of the series and holds an overall 33-22 record in games played in the challenge.
Here’s a look at other games in the series:
2017 MW-MVC Challenge Series:
Tuesday, Nov. 28 Loyola (Chicago) at Boise State Boise, ID
Tuesday, Nov. 28 Utah State at Valparaiso Valparaiso, IN
Tuesday, Nov. 28 Colorado State at Missouri State Springfield, MO
Wednesday, Nov. 29 UNLV at Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
Wednesday, Nov. 29 Air Force at Indiana State Terre Haute, IN
Wednesday, Nov. 29 Illinois State at Nevada Reno, NV
Wednesday, Nov. 29 Evansville at New Mexico Albuquerque, NM
Saturday, Dec. 2 San José State at Southern Illinois Carbondale, IL
Sunday, Dec. 3 Bradley at San Diego State San Diego, CA