Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Cowboys improved to 6-1 at home this season and improved their record to 6-6 overall with a 76-49 win over the Centenary Gentlemen. The win was the third straight for the Cowboys and while Centenary dropped to 0-13 on the season.
Leading the way for The Pokes was Desmar Jackson who tied a season high in scoring with 21 points, shooting 8-15 from the field.
The Cowboys trailed early 5-2 but that was short lived as they had the lead with less than 4 minutes gone in the game and from that point they never looked back. On the back of Jackson and Djibril Thiam who had another double-double scoring 12 points and pulling down 12 rebounds the Cowboys had extended their lead to 16-5 with 12:57 to go in the first half.
The Gentlemen pulled it to within 7 with 3:54 left in the first but that was as close as they would get, Wyoming took a 15 point lead into the locker room at halftime 39-24.
The Cowboys kept the pressure on the second half extending their lead to 20 with less than 4:00 minutes gone in the second. The Gentlemen once again tried mounting a comeback cutting the lead to 52-37 as The Pokes went over 4:00 without a basket but after that it was all Cowboys.
Over the last 10:00 minutes of the game Centenary was only able to score 12 points as Wyoming added 24.
Wyoming shot 25-52 from the field for 48.1% but they only shot 28.6% from beyond the arc going 6-21. With numbers like that from downtown and conference play starting after the first of the year Wyoming could be in trouble.
The Cowboys will look for their fourth straight win and to go above .500 for the first time since they were 1-0 Wednesday night as they welcome Wisconsin – Green Bay to the AA. The game will be the fourth game of their current five game home stand. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m.