(Editor's note: UW Athletics release)
LARAMIE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Cowboys (1-2) host Pac-12 foe Oregon State (2-1) on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium. It is the third-straight season the two teams have met. The game can be seen live on Facebook.
A Look at the Matchup
Wyoming heads into the contest with a 1-2 overall record after falling to CSU Fullerton on Wednesday evening. The Cowboys are allowing 55.3 points per game defensively through the first three games, which is the fewest allowed to three NCAA Division I opponents since the 1997-98 season. Wyoming has held the opposition to under 40 percent from the field in back-to-back home games.
The Beavers head to Laramie with a 2-1 overall record and dropped a close contest to Oklahoma on Tuesday by a score of 77-69. Oregon State owns wins over CSU Northridge and Iowa State on the season. The Beavers are connecting on 44 percent of their three pointers this season to rank No. 19 in the nation. Oregon State is also averaging 19 assists per game for the season, which ranks No. 22 in the nation. An excellent rebounding team, OSU grabs 40.3 rebounds per game.
Each Team’s Leaders
The Pokes are led in scoring by redshirt sophomore Hunter Maldonado at 19 points per game. He is also tied for the team lead at 5.3 rebounds per night. He leads the team with four assists on the season. He recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds against CSU Fullerton. Senior guard Jake Hendricks adds 6.3 points per game and leads the team with four triples for the season. He had 13 points on Wednesday against CSU Fullerton, as he connected on three triples for the evening.
Oregon State is led in scoring by Tres Tinkle at 23.3 points per game. The reining Pac-12 player of the week also leads the team at 10.3 rebounds per game and has 16 assists to tie for the team lead. He is third in the Pac-12 in scoring this season and leads the league with his 31 total rebounds. Ethan Thompson adds 13.3 points per game and adds 5.3 rebounds and also has 16 assists for the season.
About The Series
Wyoming and Oregon State will meet for the 14th time on Saturday. The Beavers hold a 9-4 advantage in the all-time series that dates back to 1947. Oregon State took last’s season meeting in Corvallis by a score of 83-64. The Pokes are 1-2 all-time against the Beavers in Laramie.
Fans can listen to the contest and follow stats on GoWyo.com. The contest will be broadcast live on radio over the 26 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network, as Keith Kelley will call the action.
Wyoming continues its homestand on Tuesday hosting Detroit Mercy in the Arena-Auditorium for a 7 p.m. start.