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Preview: BYU at Wyoming


BYU Cougars at Wyoming Cowboys
Arena-Auditorium
4:00PM
TV: The Mtn

BYU is coming to Laramie and they are hungry for a Mountain West title. The Cougars (24-3, 9-2) trail New Mexico by just a half game for the top spot in the Conference. Meanwhile the Wyoming Cowboys (9-17, 2-10) are stuck in a six game losing streak and are headed for the pigtail game of the MWC tournament.

BYU was dominant to start the season but recent losses to New Mexico and UNLV and have shown that there are chinks in the Cougars armor. Jimmer Fredette has been incredible this season averaging 21 points and 5 assists. After a battle with mono a few weeks ago he is back at full strength and coming off a 36 point performance at Colorado State. Jonathon Tavernari and Jackson Emery have also been vital to the success of the Cougars over the last two weeks.

Wyoming is in danger of falling to .500 at home on Saturday. With a loss the Pokes would be sitting at a 9-8 home record. That isn't great but it's an improvement over their 0-9 record on the road. Desmar Jackson has been the leading scorer for Wyoming over the last month. The freshman guard out of Ohio has a nice mix of size and speed but needs to get stronger and improve long range shooting to become a true threat in the conference. Arthur Bouedo is coming a 17 point performance on Wednesday the best game of his Wyoming career.

W-L PF PA HOME ROAD STK
BYU 24-3 82.7 63.7 15-0 7-3 W2
WYO 9-17 73.4 75.7 9-8 0-9 L6