Wyoming Releases Non-Conference Basketball Schedule

Jeff Gross

A big surprise when the Pokes hit the road.

On Wednesday the Cowboys released the non-conference portion of the 213-14 schedule. Typically this release is met with grumbling from fans who are used to being annually disappointed. Weak schedules were a mainstay during the tenure of Heath Schroyer. Entering the third year under Larry Shyatt the Cowboys have taken a big step forward in the scheduling.

There are just 14 non-conference games this year due to the Mountain West increasing to 11 basketball schools and therefore a longer conference schedule. There will be 10 home games and four road contests. The premier game will be a 11/25 road trip to Columbus, OH to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. Facing a team fresh off an Elite Eight appearance is certainly not what Poke fans are used to. Other road games include: Colorado, South Dakota and Denver.

With a challenging road portion the home schedule is certainly easier. That will be important to help gain valuable wins. The biggest home games will be SMU and Northern Colorado.

While this isn't a powerhouse schedule it is certainly a step in the right direction. This will be an interesting year for Wyoming who lost three seniors but has two veteran transfers who are now eligible to play in Charles Hankerson and Jerron Granberry. With the continued development of a young nucleus this team has the potential to surprise.

Here is the full non-conference schedule.

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