(UW Athletics release)
LARAMIE, Wyo. – The Cowboys wrap up their brief road swing on Tuesday evening clashing with the Aztecs of San Diego State inside Viejas Arena in San Diego, Calif. It marks the 83rd meeting between the two schools with the series tied at 41-41.
The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Dave Ryan will be on the call with Steve Wolf on color.
Fans can listen to the contest and follow stats on GoWyo.com. The game will be broadcast live on radio over the 25 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network, as Dave Walsh and Kevin McKinney will call the action.
Wyoming heads to San Diego State with a 4-11 overall record and a 0-2 mark in Mountain West play. Wyoming fell to UNLV on Saturday, as the Runnin’ Rebels rallied in the second half for the 68-56 win.
The Cowboys have been defensive lately holding teams to under 70 points’ three-straight games for the first time since the first four games of last season. Wyoming has also slowed the pace of the game down, as Wyoming averaged 58 shots per game under Edwards, but have had led than 50 shots in the last three contests.
San Diego State enters the game leading the MW in three-point percentage at 38 percent. The Aztecs have hit 118 threes on the season for 8.4 per game for third in the conference. SDSU is shooting 45 percent from the field for the season, while the opposition are shooting 42 percent. The Aztecs also distribute the basketball at a high rate averaging 15.5 assists per game on the season.
Wyoming is led in scoring, rebounding and assists by senior Justin James. He adds 20.9 points per game to lead the MW and rank No. 29 in the nation. He also ranks third in the MW grabbing 9.5 rebounds per game. He adds 4.3 assists per night. He leads the nation in free throw attempts at 139 and ranks second in makes with 106. He also ranks third in the nation in minutes played.
Redshirt Freshman Hunter Thompson adds 12.3 points per game to go along with 4.0 rebounds. True freshman Trace Young adds 14 points per game through three contests. He also adds 6.8 rebounds per game. He grabbed a career-high eight rebounds at UNLV. He has hit nine three pointers in his three games.
The Aztecs are led by Devin Watson at 15.9 points per game. He also leads the team adding 73 assists on the year, which ranks second in the MW. He leads the team with 37 three pointers. Jalen McDaniels adds 14.7 points per game and leads SDSU grabbing 7.3 rebounds per game. Matt Mitchell adds 12.2 points per game and 3.6 rebounds. He is shooting 47 percent from the field on the season.
Wyoming and San Diego State are tied at 41-41 in the all-time series. Both teams won games on their home floors last season.
Wyoming returns to action on Saturday hosting Utah State in the Arena-Auditorium for a 4 p.m. start.