* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowboys hit the road heading to the Golden State for a matchup with San Jose State on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. MT in the Provident Credit Union Event Center in San Jose, Calif.

It is the first game of a two-game road swing for the Brown and Gold.

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The contest will be televised on NBC Sports Bay Area, but will be streamed on the Mountain West Network. Fans can watch, listen to the contest, as well as follow stats on GoWyo.com.. The game will be broadcast live on radio over the 26 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network, as Keith Kelly will be on the call alongside Kevin McKinney.

About The Teams

Wyoming heads into the contest with a 12-12 overall record and a 5-6 mark in conference play after falling at home to Utah State by a score of 84-76, as USU was the MW leader and receiving votes in both polls. The Pokes are shooting 37.4 percent from behind the arc to lead the MW and rank No. 25 in the nation. UW hit nine threes against Utah State. The Cowboys are grabbing 35.0 rebounds per game and average 36.2 in conference pay to rank third in the conference, as UW ranks first in conference play with 26.6 defensive rebounds per night.

The Spartans are 9-16 overall and 2-10 in the MW after defeating Air force at home by a score of 73-66 on Tuesday. The Spartans average 71.8 points per game and are allowing 74.2 points per night. SJSU is shooting 45.7 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from behind the arc. The Spartans take care of the basketball with 10.5 turnovers per game for fourth in the conference this season.

About The Players

Wyoming is led in scoring this season by Sam Griffin at 17.8 points per game for third in the conference. He also adds 3.5 rebounds per game and leads the team with 84 assists. He went over 300 career triples against Utah State and now has 302. Akuel Kot adds 14.5 points per game for the season. Mason Walters adds 12.6 points and grabs 5.4 boards per game in conference play. Brendan Wenzel adds 10.8 points per game with 20 or more points in three of his last four games. Cam Manyawu leads the team grabbing 6.3 rebounds per game for tenth in the MW.

The Spartans are led in scoring this season by Myron Amey, Jr. at 15.4 points per game. He also adds 4.9 rebounds per game. Alvaro Cardenas adds 13.4 points per game and leads the team with 5.6 assists per night to rank sixth in the conference. Tibet Gorener adds 12.5 points per game with Trey Anderson adding 11.4 per night.

About The Series

The Cowboys lead the all-time series with the Spartans 21-3 in a series that dates back to 1965. The Pokes took the first meeting this season on a buzzer beater by a score of 75-73 coming back from 17 points down. Oleg Kojenets had 18 points in the first contest this season. The Pokes are 8-3 all-time at San Jose State.

Up Next

The Cowboys remain on the road heading to Nevada on Tuesday for a 9 p.m. MT contest on CBS Sports Network.

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