LARAMIE – The Cowboys continue their California road swing on Friday with a trip to Berkeley to tangle with the Cal Golden Bears in Haas Pavilion. It marks the third-straight season the two teams have played and the second time in that stretch they have meet in Berkeley. The game is set for a 9 p.m. MT start.
The game will be broadcast live on radio over the 25 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network. Fans can follow with live stats and listen to the contest on GoWyo.com. The game will be broadcasted on the PAC-12 Network check your local listing for channel numbers and if it is available in your area.
A Look at the Matchup
The Cowboys head into Friday night’s game with a 3-1 record after suffering their first loss of the season, as UW fell at Pacific 73-65 on Tuesday. The Pokes lead the Mountain West and rank No. 40 nationally in three pointers per game at 9.5. Wyoming is shooting 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from behind the arc. UW has been solid from the free throw line shooting 76 percent. Wyoming leads the MW in field goal percentage defense holding the opposition to 37 percent from the field, which ranks No. 38 in the nation. The Cowboys rank fourth in the MW in scoring defense allowing 65.2 points per game.
The Golden Bears are 2-1 on the season and are receiving votes in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ Poll. Cal lost to San Diego State on Monday evening in Sacramento, Calif. by a score of 77-65. The Golden Bears own wins over South Dakota State (82-53) and UC Irvine (75-65 OT). Cal is shooting 39 percent from the field on the season and 35 percent from the three point line. The Golden Bears have gone to the free throw line 91 times through three games shooting 73 percent. Cal has been dominate on the boards this season grabbing 48.0 per game, while opponents are grabbing just 30 per night.
Each Team’s Leaders
Senior guard Jason McManamen leads the Cowboys in scoring pouring in 17.0 points per game, it ranks seventh in the MW. He scored a season-high 23 points against Pacific including going 16-of-16 from the free throw line. It was the most free throws made in the MW this season. Sophomore guard Justin James adds 14.3 points per game off the Cowboy bench. He has scored in double-figures in three-straight games. Junior guard Alexander Aka Gorski is third on the team in scoring at 11.3 points per game. Junior forward @Hayden Dalton leads UW in rebounding at 7.0 per game.
The Golden Bears are led by Charles Moore. He is averaging 20.3 points per game. Forward Ivan Rabb played in his first game of the season against SDSU scoring 19 points and grabbing 11 boards. Grant Mullins has been solid off the bench averaging 9.5 points and 5.0 rebounds. Sam Singer is an excellent point guard, as he leads the team averaging 3.3 assists per game to go along with 8.3 points and 5.0 rebounds.
About the Series
Cal leads the all-time series 5-2 in a series that dates back to 1962. The Golden Bears have won four-straight games against the Pokes dating back to 1981. The two teams met in Laramie last season with Cal pulling out a 78-72 win.
The Cowboys return home to host regional rival Denver on Wednesday, Nov. 30. that contest opens a six game homestand for UW.
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