(Editor's note: UW Athletics release)
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Cowboys will host the Colorado State in the first edition of the Border War this season on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium. The contest will be streamed on the Mountain West Network. It will mark the first time in conference play that fans will be allowed in the Arena-Auditorium, as 2,000 tickets are available.
For more information regarding tickets for Thursday’s game, visit GoWyo.com/Tickets; email email@example.com; call 307-766-7220; or stop by the UW Athletics Ticket Office on the west side of the Arena-Auditorium located on Willett Drive.
About The Teams
The Cowboys head into the contest with a 10-7 overall record and a 4-6 mark in conference play. Wyoming ranks first in the MW and No. 15 in the nation in three pointers per game at 10.1. Wyoming has hit 171 threes this season, which ranks No. 14 in the nation. Wyoming is second in the conference in free throws made this season at 255, which ranks No. 27 in the nation.
The Rams are 12-3 on the season and own a 9-3 record in the MW. Colorado State ranks No. 45 in the NCAA NET Rankings. Colorado State leads the MW in field goal percentage at 47.6 percent. CSU leads the conference in three-point field goal defense at 30.4 percent, which ranks No. 57 in the nation. Colorado State ranks second in the conference shooting 39 percent from behind the arc.
About The Players
Wyoming is led in scoring by Marcus Williams at 16.3 points per game, which ranks fifth in the conference. He ranks in the top-five in freshmen scoring in the nation this season. He also adds 4.1 assists per game to rank fourth in conference. Junior Hunter Maldonado adds 12.3 points per game and 6.1 rebounds to lead the team. He ranks ninth in the conference in rebounding this season. He also adds 4.9 assists per game to rank third in the MW and No. 62 in the nation.
Colorado State is led in scoring by David Roddy at 16 points per game to rank sixth in the MW. He also leads the team in rebounding at 9.3 per game to rank third in the conference. Isaiah Stevens adds 15.5 points per game and adds 6.6 assists per night, as he leads the conference and ranks No. 11 in the nation.
About The Series
Wyoming and Colorado State will meet for the 234th time on Thursday. Wyoming is 136-98 all-time against the Rams in a series that dates back to 1911. Wyoming owns a 78-38 record against Colorado State in Laramie.
Fans can listen to the contest, as well as follow stats on GoWyo.com. The contest will be broadcast live on radio over the 26 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network, as Reece Monaco will have the call with Kevin McKinney on color.
Wyoming and Colorado State wrap up their season series on Saturday. The game is slated for a 4 p.m. start and will be televised on CBS Sports Network.