The Cowboys host the World Vision Challenge tournament this weekend so get ready for three days of Men's Hoops.
Wyoming should have a pretty good chance of winning the tournament if you take a look at records of the other teams. Here is a breakdown of each matchup:
Friday - 7:30PM versus Monmouth Hawks
Monmouth is 1-3 on the season and losers of three straight. Managed only 34 points in a loss to St. Peters. F Travis Taylor leads the Hawks in points and rebounds with a 17/7 average. I love this matchup since I went to Monmouth College in IL and people would always confuse it with Monmouth University in NJ.
Saturday - 7:30PM versus Hampton Pirates
The Pirates are sitting at 0-4 this season but could easily be 2-2. Close losses to LaSalle and William and Mary by a combined four points have put the team behind the eight ball. G Darrion Pellum is the top scoring threat for the Pirates.
Sunday - 3:00PM versus Pepperdine Waves
The Waves are currently 1-3 and feature a very young team. In their last game they were down by 5 at halftime to UCLA before the Bruins pulled away. Seems like this team is pretty a one man show: Sophomore G Keion Bell lead the team with 20 points 6 rebounds and nearly 4 assists a game. No other player has even averages double digit points.
Interesting note on the naming of the tournament. Here is clipping from the Wyoming team page
The naming rights to the tournament were donated to World Vision by
Basketball Travelers, Inc. As a Christian humanitarian organization, World
Vision aims to contribute to a 75 percent reduction in malaria cases, with the
end goal of nearly zero preventable malaria deaths by 2015. World Vision works
in 62 malaria-endemic countries, 23 of which are in sub-Saharan Africa.
"Malaria is one of the leading causes of death for children under five
in the developing world, resulting in approximately 750,000 child deaths per
year--or one every 40 seconds," said Craig Jaggers, World Vision's policy
advisor for malaria. "Basketball nets and bed nets are a great way of bringing
together college students with vulnerable children around the world." More
information is available at www.endmalaria.org.