Cowboys Return Home Tuesday to Host South Dakota Mines
* University of Wyoming press release
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowboys return to the friendly confines of the Arena-Auditorium on Tuesday hosting South Dakota Mines at 6:30 p.m. It is the start of a three-game homestand for the Pokes, who are playing their first game in the Dome of Doom in 24 days.
Fans can watch, listen to the contest, as well as follow stats on GoWyo.com. The game will be streamed on the MW Network and the MW App and will be broadcast live on radio over the 26 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network, as Keith Kelley on the call and Kevin McKinney on color.
About The Teams
Wyoming is 4-3 on the season after falling on the road to Portland by a score of 81-70 on Friday. The Cowboys are shooting 47 percent from the field for the season and are allowing opponents to shoot 43 percent. The Pokes are shooting 41 percent from behind the arc for the season for first in the conference and ninth in the nation. Wyoming holds opponents to 31 percent from behind the arc. Wyoming is grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game and are forcing 6.7 steals per contest.
The Hardrockers enter Tuesday with a 4-4 overall record after earning wins over UCCS on Friday and Regis on Saturday. SD Mines averages 68.3 points per game and are allowing 68 points per game. The Hardrockers are shooting 42.2 percent and opponents are also shooting the same percentage. SD Mines is hitting nine three pointers per game for the season and shot 35.6 percent from behind the arc.
About The Players
Wyoming is led in scoring this season by Sam Griffin at 18.7 points per game. He is shooting 53 percent from the field and 49 percent from behind the arc. He also leads the team with 24 assists on the season. Akuel Kot adds 14.6 points per game. He leads the team shooting 90 percent from the free throw line. He also has 20 assists on the season for second on the team. Cam Manyawu adds 9.1 points per night and leads the team with 7.0 rebounds per game.
The Hardrockers are led by Alejandro Rama at 18.3 points per game and a team-high 5.6 rebounds per night. He also leads the team with three assists per night. He has hit 23 triples on the season and is shooting 36.5 percent from behind the arc. Cameron Cohn adds 13.9 points per game and adds 4.0 rebounds per game.
About The Series
The Cowboys and South Dakota Mines will meet for the first time on Tuesday. It marks the first of two meetings this month with a team from South Dakota, as Wyoming will face South Dakota State prior to Holidays.
The Cowboys remain home hosting Stephen F. Austin in the Arena-Auditorium on Saturday afternoon in a 2 p.m. start.