Cowboys Welcome Utah State to Dome of Doom on Tuesday

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The Cowboys return home to the Dome of Doom for a Tuesday night clash with Utah State in a contest slated for a 7 p.m. start on Stadium and the MW Network. The Pokes are 10-0 at home this season and have won 11-straight home contests dating back to last season.

Fans may order tickets online at GoWyo.com/tickets, by emailing tickets@uwyo.edu or by calling (307) 766-7220.

Fans can watch, 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.

About The Teams
Wyoming heads into the contest with a 19-3 overall record and are 8-1 in conference play tying for the best start in MW play in school history with the 2001-02 team. The Pokes have not lost a home contest in a calendar year. Wyoming rank ninth in the nation in three-point percentage defense at 28 percent.

The Pokes are shooting 36 percent from behind the arc to rank third in the conference. The Pokes have cleaned up the glass in the last seven games winning the battle on the boards. Wyoming ranks first in the conference with 28 defensive rebounds per game.

The Aggies are the hottest team in the Mountain West having won their last five games. Those victories have come by a combined 105 points. That has vaulted Utah State from a 1-5 beginning to conference play to a 6-5 league mark and back into the NCAA Tournament at-large discussion.

The Aggies rank second in the Mountain West, hitting 48.6 percent of their field goal attempts, while they allow their foes to hit 41.7 percent of their shots from the field.

About The Players
Wyoming is led by scoring this season by Graham Ike at 20 per game to rank second in the league. He also leads the team in rebounds at 8.9 per game for third in the MW. He is one of three players in the nation to average over 20 points per game and 8.9 or more rebounds.

He along with Hunter Maldonado are the nation’s top scoring duo, as Maldonado adds 19.3 points per game to rank third in the MW. He leads the conference and ranks fourth in the nation with 6.4 assists per game. Drake Jeffries adds 10.9 points per night and ranks fifth in the nation shooting 47 percent from behind the arc.

The Aggies are paced by Justin Bean who nearly averages a double-double. He puts up a stat line of 18.7 points — good enough for fifth in the Mountain West — and 9.9 rebounds per game, which is tops in the league.

Brandon Horvath adds 12.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest, while Sean Bairstow chips in 10.3 points per game. Three other players average between 8.2-8.8 points per game. Rylan Jones leads the team with 4.9 assists per contest, and that ranks fourth in the conference.

About The Series
Wyoming leads the all-time series with Utah State 52-33, in a series that dates back to 1926. The Pokes won the first meeting this season, 71-69, Logan, however, the Aggies had won six meetings in a row.

Up Next
Wyoming takes to the road, traveling to San Jose State on Saturday for a 7 p.m. tip time inside the Provident Credit Union Event Center.

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