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Pokes announce 2012-13 men's b-ball schedule

Aug 17, 2012 - UW Sports Information

Laramie, Wyo. (Aug. 17, 2012) - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team announced its 2012-13 schedule on Friday. The Cowboys' third season under head coach Larry Shyatt will feature eight Mountain West home games, in addition to 10 home games during the non-conference schedule. Game times and additional television games will be released at a later date.

Shyatt returned to Laramie last season to guide UW to a 6-8 conference record for sixth place in the tightly-contest MW. This season's schedule will remain a double round robin format with each team playing two games per week, but will have 16 MW games with the additions of Fresno State and Nevada.

UW's conference slate in the Arena-Auditorium is highlighted by Saturday showdowns with last season's MW regular-season champions San Diego State (Jan. 19) and UNLV (Feb. 23), Front Range foe Air Force (Jan. 26) and MW newcomer Fresno State (Feb. 16). The Pokes knocked off the No. 11/13 Rebels, 68-66, at home on a Saturday last February. Wyoming concludes the MW regular season in the AA against archrival Colorado State on Wednesday, March 6.

The non-conference schedule also features several quality home opponents. The Pokes welcome long-time foe Colorado to the Arena-Auditorium for the first time since 2007 on Saturday, Dec. 1 and battle another Front Range program against Denver on Tuesday, Dec. 18. UW hosts the Global Sports Hoops Showcase on Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Nov. 16 against South Dakota, Southern University and North Carolina Central. Two games will be played each day. California programs CSU Bakersfield and UC Santa Barbara visit Laramie on Saturday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Dec. 21, respectively.

"This schedule will be a great challenge for our young team this season," Shyatt said. "The non-conference schedule has a good balance against quality opponents, which will help us prepare for yet another challenging Mountain West conference schedule. Our fans will have plenty of chances to pack the AA again, and that's what we need. We need our fans to get that building rocking again."

UW's three other home conference games will be played on Wednesdays versus Boise State (Jan. 9), MW tournament champion New Mexico (Jan. 30) and MW newcomer Nevada (Feb. 13). Road games on the conference schedule within driving distance include at Colorado State (Feb. 2), at Air Force (Feb. 27) and at New Mexico (March 2). Noteworthy road games during the non-conference schedule include at Northern Colorado (Nov. 21) and at SMU (Jan. 2). Wyoming begins the season by hosting Fort Lewis College for an exhibition game on Wednesday, Oct. 31 in Ethete, Wyo. A collaboration between the Cowboys and the Nike N7 program, the contest will be played at the Wyoming Indian High School on the Wind River Reservation.

The Mountain West Championship will once again be held at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The Lobos will look to defend their tournament title from Tuesday, March 12, to Saturday, March 16.

2012-13 Wyoming Cowboy Men's Basketball Schedule

Date, Opponen,t Site, Time MT, (TV)

October

Wed., Oct. 31 vs. Fort Lewis College (Exhibition) Ethete, Wyo. 7 p.m.

November

Sat., Nov. 3 College of Wooster (Exhibition) Laramie, Wyo. 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 10 Western State Laramie, Wyo. TBA

Global Sports Hoops Showcase + Laramie, Wyo.

Wed., Nov. 14 South Dakota vs. North Carolina Central TBA

Southern vs. Wyoming TBA

Thu., Nov. 15 Southern vs. North Carolina Central TBA

South Dakota vs. Wyoming TBA

Fri., Nov. 16 Southern vs. South Dakota TBA

North Carolina Central vs. Wyoming TBA

Wed., Nov. 21 at Northern Colorado Greeley, Colo. TBA

Sat., Nov. 24 CSU Bakersfield Laramie, Wyo. TBA

Wed., Nov. 28 at UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. 8 p.m.

December

Sat., Dec. 1 Colorado Laramie, Wyo. TBA

Tue., Dec. 4 Mountain West/Missouri Valley Conference Challenge

at Illinois State Normal, Ill. TBA

Sat., Dec. 8 Oklahoma Panhandle State Laramie, Wyo. TBA

Tue., Dec. 18 Denver Laramie, Wyo. TBA

Fri., Dec. 21 UC Santa Barbara Laramie, Wyo. TBA

January

Wed., Jan. 2 at SMU Dallas, Texas TBA

Wed., Jan. 9 Boise State* Laramie, Wyo. TBA

Sat., Jan. 12 at Nevada* Reno, Nev. TBA

Wed., Jan. 16 at Fresno State* Fresno, Calif. TBA

Sat., Jan. 19 San Diego State* Laramie, Wyo. TBA

Thu., Jan. 24 at UNLV* Las Vegas, Nev. 7 p.m. (CBSSN)

Sat., Jan. 26 Air Force* Laramie, Wyo. TBA

Wed. Jan. 30 New Mexico* Laramie, Wyo. TBA

February

Sat., Feb. 2 at Colorado State* Fort Collins, Colo. TBA

Wed., Feb. 6 at CSU Bakersfield Bakersfield, Calif. TBA

Sat., Feb. 9 at Boise State* Boise, Idaho TBA

Wed., Feb. 13 Nevada* Laramie, Wyo. TBA

Sat., Feb. 16 Fresno State* Laramie, Wyo. TBA

Wed., Feb. 20 at San Diego State* San Diego, Calif. TBA

Sat., Feb. 23 UNLV* Laramie, Wyo. TBA

Wed., Feb. 27 at Air Force* Colorado Springs, Colo. TBA

March

Sat., March 2 at New Mexico* Albuquerque, N.M. TBA

Wed., March 6 Colorado State* Laramie, Wyo. TBA

Mountain West Conference Championship$ Las Vegas, Nev.

Tue., March 12 vs. First Round TBA

Wed., March 13 vs. Quarterfinals TBA

Fri., March 15 vs. Semifinals TBA

Sat., March 16 vs. Championship TBA

Bold indicates home games; All times listed are Mountain time, tentative and subject to change.

+ Global Sports Hoops Showcase will be played in Laramie, Wyo.

* Indicates Mountain West games

$ The 2013 Mountain West Championship will be played at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

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