It’s Border War Basketball Part Two
The Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls are set for two big games tonight, as they take on rival Colorado State in Mountain West basketball action.
First place is on the line for the Cowboys, as they host the Rams at 7 p.m. in the Arena Auditorium in Laramie. Meanwhile, the Cowgirls are going in search of their third straight conference victory when they face the Rams in Fort Collins at 6 p.m.
The Cowboys are trying for their first regular season series sweep in six years tonight. They beat Colorado State in Fort Collins last month, 60-54.
Wyoming is 18-4 overall and tied atop the Mountain West standings with a 7-2 mark in league play. The Rams are 19-3 on the season and only one game back of UW at 6-3 in conference.
Colorado State is the top scoring team in the league at 74 points per game. They are also one of the top offensive rebounding teams in the league at nearly 12 per game.
Junior Josh Adams says they approach this game the same way they did the first meeting.
"We've got to sit down for 40 minutes of the game and really lock in and guard. They have a lot of good players, a very good coach; this is a very good team. It's going to take that focus to grind it out like we do every single week."
This will be the 223rd meeting in the series.
The Cowgirls have won back-to-back games in Mountain West play for the first time this season. Now, they'll face another tough test in the second place Rams, who beat UW in Laramie, 58-55, last month.
Wyoming is 9-10 this season and 4-5 in the conference. Colorado State is 15-5 overall and 7-2 in league play.
Cowgirl head coach Joe Legerski said, "Colorado State is very talented. They have a number of players that can hurt you offensively... We've got to come out with some confidence; make some plays early; keep it close for 40 minutes; and hopefully have a shot in the last four (minutes)."
This is the 94th meeting between the two schools in women's basketball.