Laramie, WY – The BYU Cougars will come to Laramie Wednesday night for the final time as a member of the Mountain West Conference and the final time period for the foreseeable future.
Coming into Wednesday’s game against Wyoming the BYU Cougars are ranked No. 8 nationally but are coming off a tough loss to New Mexico. While the Cougars are soaring with a 20-2 record the Cowboys team is in turmoil and looking to break a five game losing streak. At 8-13 and 1-6 in conference play The Pokes sit 8th in the MWC standings.
With BYU coming to Laramie it will be the first time since 2002 that the Cowboys have faced back-to-back top 10 ranked opponents. The Cowboys loss their last game to the No. 4 ranked San Diego State Aztecs.
Wyoming will look to their leader Desmar Jackson to guide them Wednesday night, Jackson is averaging 15.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 2.25 steals per game. He is one of only three players in the MWC to rank among the top of all three categories, as he currently ranks No. 5 in scoring, No. 2 in steals and No. 16 in rebounding.
BYU is led by the nation's leading scorer and National Player of the Year candidate, senior Jimmer Fredette. Fredette is currently averaging 27.6 points a game. In addition to Fredette, senior guard Jackson Emery is averaging 12.3 points a game and sophomore forward Brandon Davies is averaging 11.6 points a game. Junior forward Noah Hartsock leads the Cougars in rebounding with 6.0 per game.
Wednesday’s meeting will be the 173rd meeting between the two teams, The Pokes trail in the series 103-69.
Tipoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. mountain time at the AA in Laramie.