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Justin James

Discussion in 'NBA Draft' started by Roc Paint, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Roc Paint

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    Thank you very much HTM. It’s been so exciting to watch him grow as a player, and to realize that he may have a future in the NBA. He obviously still has a lot in front of him, but I believe he definitely has the foundation to do it
     
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    ... and athletic ability
     
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    Rosga scores 22 points, Denver defeats Wyoming 90-87 in OT

    LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Joe Rosga scored 22 points and made four consecutive free throws in the final nine seconds of overtime to help Denver defeat Wyoming 90-87 on Tuesday night.

    After Wyoming's Justin James made two free throws to tie it at 84 in the final minute of overtime, Donoven Carlisle put the Pioneers back ahead with an offensive putback with 21 seconds remaining. Rosga twice made a pair of free throws after missed 3-pointers by Wyoming, giving Denver a 90-84 lead. Wyoming's Jake Hendricks made a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the final margin.

    Tory Stewart-Miller added 10 points for Denver (4-7) and his eight rebounds helped the Pioneers to a 44-23 rebounding advantage. Ade Murkey scored 17 points and Ronnie Harrell Jr. had 15.

    Hendricks scored 27 points for Wyoming (3-7) and made seven of the Cowboys' 11 3-pointers. James added 26 points, eight rebounds and five assists. James played all 45 minutes and Hendricks 43.

    Denver took its first lead at 27-25 midway through the first half and held it until James made two free throws with 25 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 72 heading to overtime.
     
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    Cowboys Drop Overtime Heartbreaker to Denver, 90-87
    James moves to eighth in career scoring at UW
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    LARAMIE, Wyo. (Dec. 11, 2018) – The Wyoming Cowboys battled back from a 14-point deficit to force overtime, but the Denver Pioneers went a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line in the extra session to take the contest 90-87. Junior Jake Hendricks and senior Justin James combined for 53 points to lead the Cowboys. James now has 1,600 career points ranking eighth all-time at Wyoming.

    "I admire the fight from our guys, with the five guys we had at the end," Wyoming head coach Allen Edwards said. "But I still think our fight could have been better on the defensive end. We gave up baskets at key moments of the game. Those moments are when you have to win the game on the defensive end of the floor.

    Both teams exchanged blows in overtime with the contest being tied five times during the period. Denver's Donoven Carislie added a tip-in bucket with 21 seconds left and Joe Rosga added four free throws to seal the win for the Pioneers. It marked the first overtime loss for Edward and the Cowboys since December of 2016 against No. 23 USC. Wyoming had won seven-straight overtimes under Edwards.

    "I kept it very simple with our guys after the game -- rebounding and free throws hurt us," Edwards said. "They (Denver) got 13 offensive rebounds, and they knocked down their free throws, going 15 of 15. For us from the free-throw line, counting the front ends of 1-and-1s that we missed, we were only 12 of 22 in converting opportunities we had at the free-throw line."

    Hendricks hit a career-high seven three pointers to finish the game with a career-best 27 points. His seven triples were the most by a Cowboy since Jason McManamen hit seven on Feb. 8, 2017. He shot 67 percent from the field on the night. James added 26 points grabbing eight rebounds and five assists. James has scored 20 or more points in all but one game this season. He scored 20 of his points in the second half and overtime.

    Redshirt freshman Hunter Thompson tied a career-high with 15 points. He went 6-of-12 from the field and added two assists. Sophomore Hunter Maldonado added 10 points and four rebounds going 4-of-7 from the field. He left the game in the second half with an injury.

    The Pokes shot 53 percent from the field on the night for a season-high. The Pioneers shot 50 percent for the game and were a perfect 15-of-15 from the free throw line. Wyoming hit a season-high 11 three pointers and have hit double-digit threes in three-straight games.

    "It was also more about our defense than our offense," Edwards said. "We shot 53 percent from the field, 48 percent from three, but we gave up 50 percent shooting to them and 39 percent from the three to go with their 100 percent from the free-throw line. It was more about not imposing our will on the defensive end of the floor and not rebounding the basketball."

    The Cowboys opened the game a perfect 5-of-5 from the field to race out to a 13-6 advantage. The Pokes did it in all phases. James added two assists on triples from Hendricks and Thompson. James also added an alley-oop dunk.

    Hendricks was mister efficiency in the first five minutes of the ball game. He was 4-of-4 from the field with two steals with fast break layups to make it an 18-11 contest. He also added his second-straight triple to make it a 10-point game at 21-11.

    The Pioneers would go on an 11-2 run to make it a 23-22 contest with just over 10 minutes remaining in the first half. A three-pointer by Rosga would give the Pioneers their first lead of the game at 27-25 with 9:43 left in the first half.

    The Pioneers hit their fifth three of the game, as Taelyr Gatlin's triple gave Denver a 36-30 advantage with 6:35 left in the opening frame. Denver would later add the lead to eight points at 48-39 with under two minutes left on another Rosga three pointer.

    That would be the score going into the half, as the Pokes shot 59 percent from the field with the Pioneers shooting 54 percent. Denver got it done with eight offense rebounds turning those into 10 second chance points.

    The Pioneers opened the second half moving the lead to 14 points in the opening minutes. Wyoming cut it to a seven point game, Hendricks hit back-to-back threes for a 60-53 game with 14:24 left. James added a fast break dunk to cap an 8-0 Wyoming run to make it a five point game at 60-55 with 12 minutes left.

    Wyoming would cut the deficit to four points at 65-61 thanks to Thompson, as his four-straight points put the Pokes in the hunt with 6:40 remaining. Wyoming would cut it to one-point at 68-67 with 3:55 on a smooth layup from James on a nice dish from A.J. Banks. But it was cut short on and and-one from Ade Murkey to push the lead back to four points.

    The Pokes would get defensive form their holding the Pioneers scoreless for the final 3:35 of regulation. Wyoming tied the contest with a pair of free throws from James with 25 seconds remaining to send the game to extra time.

    Rosga led the Pioneers in scoring with 22 on the night. He went 7-for-7 from the free throw line. Ade Murkey added 17 points with Ronnie Harrell Jr. adding 15 and Tory Stewart-Miller adding 10.

    The Cowboys will return to action on Dec. 21 at the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational in El Paso, Texas. The Pokes open up play against East Tennessee State in a contest set for a 5 p.m. start.
     
  5. Roc Paint

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    Dec.21st can’t get here soon enough

    The one thing I would like to know is where this thread ends up in the future? That’s the million-dollar question
     
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    COWBOYS FACE EAST TENNESSEE STATE IN SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL
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    LARAMIE, Wyo. (Dec. 19, 2018) – The Cowboys return to action for the first time in 10 days facing East Tennessee State in the opener of the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational on Friday at 5 p.m. It will be the first meeting between the schools.

    Fans can listen to the game 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. No streams will be available for contests not involving UTEP.

    A Look at the Matchup
    Wyoming was in action last on Dec. 11 falling to Denver in overtime by a score of 90-87. The Cowboys erased a 14-point deficit to force extra time in that contest. Wyoming has shot the three-ball well as of late hitting 31 triples in its last three games. The Pokes have shot 48 percent from behind the arc during that stretch.

    Wyoming is shooting 36 percent for the season from the three-point line ranking fifth in the Mountain West. Wyoming is shooting 43 percent from the field on the season. UW averages 74.5 points per game on the year with the opposition pouring in 78.8.

    East Tennessee State is 8-4 overall after falling to Illinois by a score of 73-55 last Saturday afternoon. ETSU averages an impressive 42.8 rebounds per game, which ranks tenth in the nation. The Buccaneers also add 78.1 points per game and hold the opposition to 65.8 points per game.

    ETSU is shooting 47 percent from the field and 36 percent from behind the three point line. The Bucs have hit 100 three-pointers this season. An offensive program, ETSU averages 14.5 offensive rebounds per game.

    Each Team's Leaders
    Wyoming is led by senior Justin James in scoring, rebounding and assists. He ranks eighth in the nation and leads the MW in scoring at 24.3 points per game. He is also grabbing 9.8 rebounds per game and adds 8.3 of those defensively, ranking sixth in the nation. James also adds 4.3 assists per night for fifth in the MW.

    Junior Jake Hendricks adds 13.1 points per night, as he ranks second in the MW averaging 3.2 threes per game. He scored 27 points against Denver, a career-high. He also added a career-best mark of seven three pointers in the game. Redshirt freshman Hunter Thompson adds 12.2 points per night. He tied a career-best with 15 points against Denver.

    ETSU is led in scoring by Tray Boyd at 12 points per game. He also ranks second on the team with 29 three pointers. The Buccaneers second leading scorer is Patrick Good, as he leads the team with 36 triples on the year. Jeromy Rodriquez leads the team and ranks third in the nation grabbing 11.9 rebounds per game. He also adds 11.3 points per game.

    About the Series
    Friday's game marks the first meeting between the two schools.

    Up Next
    The Cowboys will wrap up play at the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational on Saturday against either Norfolk State or UTEP at a time to be determined.

    Bout Damn Time!
     
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    Gilyard scores 20 to lead UTEP's win over Wyoming

    EL PASO, Texas -- Evan Gilyard scored 20 points, largely on 6-of-9 3-point shooting, and UTEP defeated Wyoming 76-65 in the third-place game of the Sun Bowl Invitational on Saturday night.

    Freshman Efe Odigie had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Miners (5-6). Nigel Hawkins scored 13 points and Paul Thomas and Jordan Lathon added 10 points each

    Wyoming (3-9) was led by Justin James with 22 points and seven rebounds. He averages 23 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. A.J. Banks had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Cowboys.

    Gilyard made 3-of-4 3-pointers while UTEP stretched its lead from 49-38 to 63-45 with 8:39 remaining. Wyoming drew within 69-60 with 2:24 remaining but Lathon scored twice in the paint and made 3 of 4 free throws to rebuild an 11-point lead in the final minute.

    UTEP leads the series 44-22, although the Miners and Cowboys had not played since the 2007 championship game of the Sun Bowl Invitational.
     
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    Go Miners! Your cousin had a heck of a game, though.
     
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    Cowboy Cagers Wrap Up Non-Conference Action Against Dixie State
    Contest set for a 4 p.m. start
    WYOMING GAME NOTES
    LARAMIE, Wyo. (Dec. 27, 2018) – The Cowboys wrap up non-conference action on Saturday afternoon against Dixie State of the RMAC. The contest is slated for a 4 p.m. start in the Arena-Auditorium and will be the first home contest for the Pokes in 18 days.

    Tickets are available to Saturday's game by: going online at GoWyo.com/tickets, emailing tickets@uwyo.edu, calling 307-766-7220 or stopping by the UW Athletics Ticket Office on the west side of the Arena-Auditorium.

    The game will be streamed on the MW Network. Fans can watch, 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.

    A Look at the Matchup
    Wyoming heads into the contest with a 3-9 overall record after dropping a pair of games last week at the Sun Bowl Invitational in El Paso, Texas. The Pokes fell to East Tennessee State and UTEP.

    Wyoming ranks second in the conference in both free throws attempted and made. Wyoming has made 210 free throws for No. 35 in nation and have attempted 286 for No. 56 in the country, Wyoming is fourth in the Mountain West Conference hitting 36 percent of its three pointers. Wyoming is shooting 42 percent overall from the field this season.

    Dixie State heads to Laramie with a 4-5 overall record and are 2-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Trailblazers were last in action on Dec. 18 falling to Saint Martin's on the road by a score of 76-59.

    The Trailblazers average 70.7 points per game on the season and are allowing 72.4 points per night. DSU shots 42 percent from the field with the opponent shooting 42 percent. Dixie State is one of the finest rebounding teams in NCAA II grabbing 28.9 rebounds per game.

    Each Team's Leaders
    Wyoming is led by senior Justin James in scoring, rebounding and assists. He ranks No. 17 in the nation and leads the MW in scoring at 22.9 points per game. He is also grabbing 9.3 rebounds per game and adds eight of those defensively, ranking ninth in the nation. James also adds 4.4 assists per night for fifth in the MW.

    Redshirt freshman Hunter Thompson adds 13.4 points per night. He made a career-high seven three pointers and scored a career-best 25 points against East Tennessee State at the Sun Bowl Invitational. He also adds 3.6 rebounds per night. Sophomore Hunter Maldonadoadded 13.8 points per game, but will miss four to six weeks with an injury.

    The Trailblazers are led in scoring by Matt Conway at 15.4 points per game. He also leads the team grabbing 5.8 rebounds per game. He is shooting 51 percent from the field and 40 percent from behind the three point line. Dub Price adds 9.2 points per night for DSU and ranks second on the team with 13 steals.

    About the Series
    Saturday's game marks the first meeting between the two schools.

    Up Next
    The Cowboys return to action next Wednesday opening Mountain West play against Boise State for a 7 p.m. start for a game that can be seen on Stadium.
     
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    UW men’s basketball goes above and beyond for community service

    From reading to elementary school kids to partaking in community celebrations in Laramie and around the state to playing softball with local firefighters and law enforcement officers to players and coaches taking members of the Laramie and UW communities to lunch on campus, there is a good chance you’ve seen the Cowboys out and about a lot over the last year.


    Community service is nothing new for UW basketball. Coach Allen Edwards was an assistant with the Cowboys from 2011-16 for Larry Shyatt, and UW did its share back then.

    But now, in his third year as head coach, Edwards and the Cowboys have been doing more.

    “We’ve always done it. Coach Shyatt just was big on not publicizing it,” Edwards said. “My first few years, that was my approach because you do it because that was what you’re supposed to do.

    “Because it is a different era now, and how social media works, you are trying to engage the community and student body.”

    To do that, UW is out among the people. It isn’t a new idea or approach, and the men’s basketball team isn’t the only sports program at UW that does this.

    But it does a lot, and for Edwards, it goes back to when he was growing up in Miami.

    “I used to always get excited meeting a Miami Heat player, or the University of Miami basketball players,” Edwards said. “Those things spoke volumes to me, and I remember how I felt.”

    Edwards also has been on the other side of it. As a basketball player at Kentucky, where the Wildcats won two national championships while he was there, basketball was – and still is – the biggest show in town. People not only packed Rupp Arena for games, they took every opportunity possible to see or interact with the players.

    “You have people crying when they meet you,” Edwards said. “Even today, I still see people who talk about when I met them when I played there. I have no clue who they are, but it stays with me.

    “That was the message to our guys – you don’t understand how that type of stuff impacts people’s lives, but at the same time, how much it impacts your life. That’s the sales pitch you have to give kids these days because they have so much going on in their lives. You’re taking more of their time.”

    Things haven’t gone well for the Cowboys on the court. Injuries, suspensions and attrition have led to a sub-.500 record and a 2-4 record at home. UW lost four times at home all of last season. Conference play begins next week, so the road won’t get any easier.

    But in terms of that sales pitch Edwards described that he and his staff give to players to be involved within the community and state, the players have bought in.

    “It has definitely meant a lot, and as the years go on, you appreciate it more,” senior guard Justin James said. “You see the same faces after the games, the same faces walking around in the stores. Having people come up and say ‘I’m glad you did this for us’ makes you value all the people that care about us and this university.”

    UW has seven first-year players on its roster this season. Everything is new to them on the court, and so is their community service work.

    “It is a great feeling, and it is humbling,” true freshman guard Tariq Johnson said. “You see people young and old. They know your name. Sometimes it is a little overwhelming, but to see the smiles on kids’ faces and see all the great fans, I love doing it.”

    Edwards said he and his staff have to be careful what they do and when they do it in terms of their already-busy schedules, but added if there is enough notice and planning, he will do what he can to get himself and his team out there.

    After UW’s two games at the Sun Bowl Invitational in El Paso, Texas, this weekend, Edwards said the players will go home for a few days before coming back to campus to get ready for their final nonconference game Saturday at home against Division II Dixie State.


    Jerron Granberry played for UW during the 2013-14 season. He was a graduate assistant the previous two seasons, and is a special assistant for Edwards this season. Granberry plans and organizes most of UW’s community service activities.

    It took a while to go over the list of activities and events the Cowboys attended this year. Then, Granberry said: “What more can we do to get back out there? It is not an obligation, but something we should want to do. We’re not doing it to get you in the stands. We’re trying to teach these kids to be decent people over their lifetime.”

    But there are challenges. As Edwards said earlier, in the era of Twitter, Facebook and numerous other things that have people’s attention, getting fans to come to games is harder than ever. Not just at UW, but throughout the country in college basketball.

    But more importantly to Edwards and his basketball team, it is about engaging with people face-to-face.

    That’s why UW recently started having players and coaches take someone to lunch on campus once a month. It could be a student, professor, university employee or someone in the community.

    “The reason behind that is there’s so many online classes and there are so many people who take them who never go on campus,” Edwards said. “That was the beauty of college back in the day – hanging out at the student union was a big deal. A lot of this generation doesn’t do that.

    “It also is a way the players can introduce themselves to classmates, the student body and be a part of campus life. I think that’s missing in this day and age.”

    Edwards remembers growing up in Miami and seeing athletes he looked up to. He said adults now may not feel that way when seeing UW players, but their kids do. And if it is not about the kids, it is a chance for Edwards’ players to see that some people live completely different lives than they do.

    Yes, there is frustration over the struggles that have occurred on the court, but there are a lot of people out there who have bigger concerns.

    “For our guys, they get to talk to people who had a different walk in life,” Edwards said. “Everyone has a story, and sometimes as young people they think they are the only one with a story. That opens their eyes when see people going to a shelter to get food when they’ve always been provided for."
     
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    I’m sick of hearing about Justin James and it not being jj watt
     
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    Exit stage left, and I want you to Rush it!
     
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    Young’s Debut a Memorable One in Cowboy Win Over Dixie State, 65-63
    Trace Young scored 16 points in his debut and birthday
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    Boise State University

    1/2/2019 | 7 p.m.

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    LARAMIE, Wyo. (Dec. 29, 2018) – True freshman Trace Young hit a game winning three-pointer with 0.3 seconds left to lift Wyoming to a 65-63 win over Dixie State on Saturday afternoon in the Arena-Auditorium. Making his collegiate debut on his birthday, Young scored 16 points and made the first and the last bucket of the contest. The 63 points allowed was the lowest by the cowboys this season.

    "The best thing was the games was in the 60s and not in the 80s, and that was the way we wanted to play," Wyoming head coach Allen Edwards said. "I think there are things we can learn from when we go back and watch this game."

    With the Pokes down by four points with 1:45 left, free throws from senior Justin Jamesand Jordan Naughton put the Pokes within reach of the victory. Dixie State missed a pair of free throws with 12.9 seconds left giving Young the opportunity to win the contest, as his double clutched three found nothing but net for the Wyoming win.

    "The guys were looking at me on the floor before Dixie's last missed free throw wondering if I wanted a timeout, but I think in those scenarios, unless you feel confident about running a specific play, you put the ball in your best player's hands," Edwards said. "A timeout I believe would have given them time to set up their full-court trap, so to me it was better to put it in J.J.'s (Justin James) hands. We put J.J. and (Hunter) Thompson in the ball screen, and then Thompson got the ball from J.J. and the best part of the play was Thompson made the extra pass to give Trace an opportunity to get a good look. Trace obviously did a great job putting the shot in."

    Young tied for the Wyoming lead in scoring with his 16 points. He went 6-of-10 from the field and 4-of-7 from behind the three-point line. He also grabbed six rebounds in his collegiate debut. James added 16 points, as he also added eight rebounds and four assists. Naughton added 12 points for a season best. He played a season-best 25 minutes.

    "Obviously, having Trace (Young) out there tonight on his birthday and playing in his first game, he started the game and hit the game winner so he had a lot of pluses tonight," Edwards said. "I didn't think he played a perfect game, but I was really pleased with how hard he played. You're going to make some mistakes when you play as hard as he did, but I would rather have that than a player being passive."

    Wyoming shot 42 percent from the field going 18-of-43 on the night, while holding Dixie State to 35 percent (19-of-55). Wyoming won the battle on the glass, 35-34 and scored 18 points in the paint. The Pokes also scored 12 points on the fast break for a season high.

    The Pokes got off to a 6-0 lead on the Trailblazers in the opening minutes. Young tallied the first points of the game and his career with a triple. Wyoming held Dixie State 0-of-6 from the field to open the game.
    The Trailblazers would take their first lead of the game on a jumper from Julien Ducree halfway through the half for a 14-13 advantage. Wyoming went scoreless for over four minutes until Brandon Porter hit a triple to take the lead back at 16-14 with 8:02 left in the frame.

    Dixie State would battle and build a five-point advantage at 24-19 with 3:30 remaining in the half on an 8-0 run paced by a pair of three pointers. But James scored eight-straight points with three from the free throw line and a triple to give Wyoming a 27-24 advantage with just under two minutes left.

    Young would add a three pointer for the Pokes to make it a 30-28 game, but free throws from Quincy Mathews made it a 30-30 contest at the break Wyoming shot 44 percent from the field, but were out rebounded 18-14 in the first 20 minutes.

    The Pokes went on a 9-0 run to open the second half to take a 39-30 advantage. A fast break dunk from Young and a triple from Hunter Thompson highlighted the offensive spurt for the Pokes. The Trailblazers battled back with a 6-0 run, but TJ Taylor halted it with and and-one play.

    Dixie State would continue to battle with the Cowboys taking a 51-50 advantage on Wyoming halfway through the frame. The teams would exchange the lead until Wade Miller hit his sixth three pointer of the game to give Dixie State a 61-59 advantage with 2:18 left. Andre Wilson added two free throws for a 63-59 contest with 1:45 left.

    Naughton and James combined for three-straight free throws to make it a 63-62 game with 57 seconds left. After the missed free throws by Dixie State, Yong connected on his triple to give Wyoming the 65-63 win.

    Dixie State was led in scoring by Miller with 18 points, all of which came from behind the arc. Matt Conway grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Trailblazers. Andre Wilson added 12 points and four assists.
    The Cowboys return to action next Wednesday opening Mountain West play against Boise State for a 7 p.m. start for a game that can be seen on Stadium.
     
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    Cowboys Host Boise State in Mountain West Opener
    Wyoming has won two-straight MW Openers
    WYOMING GAME NOTES
    LARAMIE, Wyo. (Dec. 31, 2018) – The Cowboys welcome the Boise State Broncos to the Arena-Auditorium for the opener of the Mountain West portion of the schedule on Wednesday. The contest is set for a 7 p.m. start in what will be the first of two meetings between the teams this season.

    Tickets are available to Wednesday's game by: going online at GoWyo.com/tickets, emailing tickets@uwyo.edu, calling 307-766-7220 or stopping by the UW Athletics Ticket Office on the west side of the Arena-Auditorium.

    The game will be streamed by Stadium on Facebook. 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.

    A Look at the Matchup
    Wyoming closed out non-conference play on Saturday with a 65-63 win over Dixie State. The Pokes hold a 4-9 overall record and are 3-4 in the Arena-Auditorium. The Cowboys are 8-11 all-time in MW openers and have won two straight.

    Wyoming continues to be an effective team at both getting to the free throw line and capitalizing on those opportunities. Wyoming ranks second in the MW in free throws attempted (315) and have connected on 232 of those for second in the conference and No. 28 in the nation. Wyoming ranks fourth in the MW in three-point percentage at 36 percent.

    Boise State heads to Laramie with a 5-8 overall record after falling to Oregon at home last Saturday by a score of 62-50. The Broncos have lost three of the last four and are 1-6 away from Taco Bell Arena.

    The Broncos are shooting 47 percent from the field on the season ranking third in the MW. That number also ranks in the top-100 in the nation. Boise State is shooting 35 percent from behind the arc ranking seventh in the conference.

    Each Team's Leaders
    Wyoming is led in scoring, rebounding and assists by senior Justin James. He adds 22.4 points per game to lead the MW. He also ranks third in the MW grabbing 9.2 rebounds per game. He adds 4.4 assists per night. He leads the nation in free throw attempts at 129 and is second in the nation making 97. He also ranks third in the nation in minutes played.

    Redshirt Freshman Hunter Thompson adds 12.5 points per game to go along with 3.9 rebounds. True freshman Trace Young added 16 points and six rebounds in the Pokes' win over Dixie State. Senior Jordan Naughton has four blocks in three games played.

    The Broncos are led in scoring by RJ Williams. He adds 14.4 points per game and leads the team grabbing 6.9 rebounds per night. He is shooting 56 percent from the field for the season. Justinian Jessup adds 12.6 points per game. One of the finest three-point shooters in the MW, he has connected on 2.5 per game to rank seventh in the conference.

    About the Series
    Wednesday's game marks the 28th meeting all-time between the two schools. Wyoming holds a 14-13 lead in the all-time series. The Broncos have taken five of the last six meetings including the MW finale last year in Boise, 95-87

    Up Next
    The Cowboys hit the road for a pair of games. Wyoming opens at UNLV for a 8 p.m. start on ESPN on Saturday before heading to San Diego State on Tuesday.
     
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    If I could I would lock Justin in a gym with James at least twice a week
     
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    Let’s go Justin! Do not relinquish your leadership role to this red shirt freshman tonight. Take control of your team and show them the way to victory.

    Go JJ!
     
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    ...calling James Harden for tutoring
     
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    Cowboys Open Road Swing at UNLV on Saturday
    Contest to be aired on ESPNU
    LARAMIE, Wyo. (Jan. 3, 2019) – The Cowboys open a two-game road swing on Saturday heading to Las Vegas to take on the Runnin' Rebels of UNLV. The game is slated for an 8 p.m. MT start in what will be the 57th meeting all-time between the two schools.

    The game will be televised on ESPNU and can also be seen on the WatchESPN App. Sam Farber will be on the call with Richie Schueler 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.

    A Look at the Matchup
    Wyoming opened conference play with a 69-55 loss to Boise State on Wednesday evening in the Arena-Auditorium. Wyoming enters the contest 4-10 overall and 0-1 in the MW.

    The Pokes have slowed the game down recently, as Wyoming attempted 40 shots against BoiseState, the lowest under head coach Allen Edwards. Wyoming has averaged 58 attempts under the third year head coach.

    Wyoming heads to Vegas ranking tenth in the nation in free throws made with 253 on the year. Wyoming is shooting 75 percent from the line for No. 44 in the nation. Both those stats rank second in the MW.

    The Runnin's Rebels enter Saturday's contest with a 7-6 overall record and a 1-0 mark in the MW after defeating Colorado State, 78-76 in a thriller on Wednesday. UNLV is one of the nation's top rebounding teams ranking No. 13 in the nation grabbing over 42 per game. UNLV grabs nearly 17 offensive rebounds per game to rank second nationally.

    Each Team's Leaders
    Wyoming is led in scoring, rebounding and assists by senior Justin James. He adds 21.3 points per game to lead the MW and rank No. 23 in the nation. He also ranks third in the MW grabbing 9.6 rebounds per game. He adds 4.3 assists per night. He leads the nation in free throw attempts at 133 and makes with 101. He also ranks fourth in the nation in minutes played.

    Redshirt Freshman Hunter Thompson adds 11.8 points per game to go along with 3.8 rebounds. True freshman Trace Young added 16 points and six rebounds in the Pokes' win over Dixie State and followed that up with 16 points against Boise State. He has hit seven three pointers in his two games this season.

    UNLV is led by Kris Clyburn at 12.8 points per game to go along with 4.9 rebounds. Amauri Hardy ranks second on the team in scoring at 12.3 points per game and is second on the team with 40 assists. UNLV is without one of its top players in Shakur Juiston, as he was averaging 10.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

    About the Series
    Wyoming is 18-28 all-time against the Runnin' Rebels and are 3-27 on the road against UNLV. The Runnin' Rebels took last season's meeting in Las Vegas 85-70 on Feb. 10.

    Up Next
    The Cowboys head to San Diego State on Tuesday for an 8 p.m. MT start in a game that can be seen on CBS Sports Network.
     

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