Cowboys Basketball Set for MGM Main Event Along with Colorado, TCU And Clemson


From the desk of Nick Seeman

Wyoming Athletic Department

LARAMIE – The Wyoming Cowboys will host eight non-conference basketball games inside the Arena-Auditorium during the non-conference portion of the schedule this season that also includes four games with teams from the Pac-12, Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Pokes will participate in the MGM Main Event in T-Mobile Arena on Nov. 24 and Nov. 26. The Cowboys will face Front Range foe Colorado in the opener and will then player either Clemson or former Mountain West rival TCU. Wyoming took the last meeting against Colorado in Laramie in 2014. If Wyoming faces Clemson, it would mark the first contest against the Tigers since 1987 in the NIT.

Wyoming will host an exhibition contest against Northwest Nazarene on Oct. 30, and then open the season in the “Dome of Doom” against Idaho State on Nov. 5.

Wyoming will play South Carolina for the third-straight season, heading to Columbia on Sunday, Nov. 10. The Pokes took last season’s meeting between Edwards and his mentor Frank Martin in Laramie.

Following the South Carolina contest, Wyoming will play four home games. The Pokes will face Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 13 before hosting Oregon State on Nov. 16. The Pokes will host Detroit Mercy on Tuesday, Nov. 19 and Louisiana on Thursday, Nov. 21, as part of the MGM Main Event.

Wyoming hosts Northern Colorado on Saturday, Dec. 14 and welcomes Utah Valley on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The Pokes will play a pre-Christmas matchup at Denver on Saturday, Dec 21. The Pokes will close out non-conference play hosting Nebraska-Wesleyan in the Arena-Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 28.


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