LARAMIE, Wyo. (Jan. 20, 2021) – The Wyoming Cowboys host the Nevada Wolf Pack on Friday at 6 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium. The series opener can be seen on Stadium and the Stadium App on various platforms. It will be the 25th all-time meeting between the schools with the last three meetings being separated by nine points.
Fans can watch and 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 Erick Pauley will have the call with Kevin McKinney on color.
About The Teams
Wyoming heads into Friday’s matchup with a 8-5 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the MW after downing Air Force 77-58 on Monday. Wyoming leads the MW with 129 field goals made this season, a number that ranks No. 24 in the nation. The Pokes are hitting 9.9 threes per game for the season for No. 22 in the nation. Wyoming is averaging 10.6 turnovers per night for the season, as that leads the conference and ranks No. 23 in the nation.
The Wolf Pack head into the contest with a 10-5 overall record and a 5-3 mark in conference play after recently sweeping their home series with Fresno State. Nevada leads the conference in free throws made this season at 231, as that number also ranks No. 14 in the nation. Nevada is holding teams to 39.5 percent from the field to rank fourth in the conference.
About The Players
Wyoming is led in scoring this season by freshman guard Marcus Williams at 16.3 points per game. He is fifth in the nation amongst freshmen in scoring. He is seventh in the conference shooting 48 percent from the field. Junior Hunter Maldonado adds 14.1 points per game to rank No. 11 in the conference. He leads the team grabbing 6.5 rebounds per game to rank eighth in the league. He is third in the conference with 5.2 assists per game. Junior Drake Jeffries in fifth in the conference and No. 59 in the nation with 32 made three-pointers.
The Wolf Pack are led in scoring by Grant Sherfield at 18.7 points per game to rank third in the conference. He also adds 5.7 assists per game to rank second in the league. He has made 89 field goals to rank No. 32 in the nation. Desmond Cambridge adds 15.1 points per game to rank tenth in the league. He has attempted 120 three pointers on the season to lead the conference and rank eighth in the conference.
About The Series
Wyoming leads the all-time series with the Wolf Pack by a mark of 15-9 in a series that dates back to 1938. Wyoming is 8-5 against Nevada in Laramie. The Pokes have dropped three of the last five meetings, but won the last meeting in the MW Tournament by a score of 74-71.
Wyoming and Nevada will wrap up their series on Sunday with a 2 p.m. start on CBS Sports Network.