Wyoming ended up making a postseason tournament. It just wasn't the one they wanted. For the second consecutive year the Cowboys will be hosting a first round game of the College Basketball Invitational or CBI. Their opponent is the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (21-9,10-4) of the Patriot League. The game will be televised on AXS TV which was formerly known as HDNet. It is DirecTV channel 340, check here to see if your provider carries the channel.
Last year you probably recall Lehigh wrecking your bracket by knocking off Duke in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Mountain Hawks may have made another trip back to the tourney but they lost their leading scorer C.J McCollum just 12 games into the year. He was averaging 23.9 points and 5 rebounds per game. Still the team has managed to regroup and nearly made the championship game of the Partriot League tournament.
It is nice to see Wyoming get another home game but it could be tough for the school to break even. The students are out on spring break so attendance could be smaller then expected. Here are ticket details if you want to check the action in person.
Cowboy fans may purchase tickets through the Wyoming Athletics Ticket Office by going online at GoWYO.com or by calling 877-WYO-FAN1 (877-996-3261) or 307-766-4850. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for youth (3-18) and $5 for UW students.
The winner of this game will then take on the winner of the North Dakota State at Western Michigan game. Last year the Cowboys defeated North Dakota State in the first round of the CBI. Here is the full bracket for the CBI. Texas and Purdue are two of the larger programs in this year's CBI.
Lehigh has a trio of healthy players that are averaging double digits in scoring. PG Mackey McKnight puts up 12 points a game and then nearly five assists a game. The Hawks also feature a pair of tall forwards Holden Greiner (6-8) and Gabe Knutson (6-9) who both average over 13 points a game.