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Cowboys play at Nevada on Saturday afternoon
Jan 11, 2013 - From staff reports
After falling from the ranks of the undefeated, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team looks to return to its winning ways on Saturday when the Cowboys face Nevada at 4 p.m. MT in the Lawlor Events Center. The Pokes dropped their first game of the season to Boise State on Wednesday in the Mountain West opener for both squads and now face a Wolf Pack team that is 8-1 on the season at home.
Fans can follow live stats, live audio and live video of Wyoming's game through the men's basketball Gameday Central page on the website.
The contest will also be broadcast on the radio by the Cowboy Sports Network.
Wyoming is 13-1 on the season after suffering defeat for the first time this season with a 63-61 loss to Boise State on Wednesday in the Arena-Auditorium. The Pokes posted the best start in program history with a 13-game winning streak to start the season and climbed to No. 25 in the latest ESPN/USA Today Coaches, but couldn't tame the Broncos in the MW opener for both squads. UW and BSU battle throughout the game on Wednesday, as the Cowboys took the lead twice in the last minute, before the Broncos sunk a three as time expired to steal the win. The loss snapped a 12-game home winning streak for Wyoming and leaves just two undefeated teams in the nation now (Duke and Michigan). Wyoming has been a balanced squad this season. The Pokes average 67.9 points per game on 46 percent from the field, 35 percent from three and 74 percent at the charity strip, as all three of those marks rank third in the MW. On the defensive end, the Cowboys lead the conference and rank eighth in the nation in scoring defense by allowing 55.2 points per game. Wyoming ranks fifth in the MW in field goal percentage defense at 40 percent and eighth in three-point field goal defense at 36 percent. UW's plus 2.9 turnover margin is fourth in the Mountain West. David Carter is in his fourth year at the helm for Nevada and guided it to an exceptional season in the WAC last year. The Wolf Pack went 28-7 overall in 2011-12 and 13-1 in the conference.