• My Scores
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • Golf
  • NCAA BB

NCAA 2015

March Madness

Get the latest March Madness news >>

Bracket Busted? Start New!
Tournament Games Live
Results & Schedule
Play Round by Round Watch Now View the live bracket

Colorado vs Wyoming

Time: 10:00 P.M. EST
  •  

Wyoming and Colorado haven't started this well since the 1980s.

The Cowboys own an 18-game non-conference home win streak and have beaten the No. 19 Buffaloes five straight times heading into Saturday night's matchup between these unbeatens.

Wyoming (7-0) is off to its best start since going 11-0 to begin the 1987-88 season. Colorado is 6-0 for the first time since 1989, and is trying for its first 7-0 start since 1982-83.

The Cowboys haven't lost at home to a non-conference foe since a 68-62 defeat to Green Bay on Dec. 22, 2010, and the Buffaloes will be playing their first road game.

"Laramie, Wyoming is not an easy place to play," Colorado coach Tad Boyle said. "It will be like other teams that come here and play at 7,000 feet. They are going to have the advantage and the altitude, we are going to have to overcome that."

Wyoming won matchups between these teams in 1997, 1998, 2006 and 2007 before this series resumed last Dec. 9, with the Cowboys traveling to Boulder for a 65-54 victory.

"Wyoming will be a great test," said Buffaloes guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who scored a team-high 16 points in last season's meeting. "Wyoming is a team that came in here and beat us last year, they are a little bit different but we are going to even higher altitude and I heard they are pretty solid, so this should be a fun test for the team to get a true road game."

The Buffaloes felt fortunate after winning 85-80 in double overtime at home Tuesday over a Texas Southern team that entered with a 1-5 mark.

Colorado shot a season-low 39.0 percent. Dinwiddie scored a season-high 24 points while leading scorer Askia Booker had 15 on 4-of-15 shooting.

"There is no question that at the end of the game this will help us get better," Boyle said. "We needed maybe this to wake us up a little bit going into Wyoming."

Booker was a freshman reserve last season when he had nine points - close to his average of 9.1 - against Wyoming. He's averaging 16.8 points this season and was named tournament MVP in helping the Buffaloes win last month's Charleston Classic.

Cowboys top scorers Leonard Washington (14.1 points per game) and Luke Martinez (13.3) combined for 30 points in last season's matchup.

Martinez scored 17 points as Wyoming cruised to a 68-40 rout at UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday. The blowout caused Washington to finish with season lows in minutes (24) and points (nine).

"The whole crew really played well collectively at both ends of the floor tonight," coach Larry Shyatt told Wyoming's official website. "That's unique and doesn't always happen on the road or at home."

Sophomore starting guard Riley Grabau was limited to three minutes because of knee problems. Grabau's status for Saturday is unclear, although he may have incentive to play because he grew up in Boulder and was asked by Boyle to walk on at Colorado before Wyoming offered him a scholarship.

Copyright 2015 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
 
College Basketball Current Odds
GameCurrent Line
Colorado
@ Wyoming
 
-1.5
Pac 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Arizona16-234-45
Utah13-526-919
Oregon13-526-1027
UCLA11-722-1448
Stanford9-922-1359
Arizona St.9-918-16102
Oregon St.8-1017-14133
California7-1118-1595
Colorado7-1116-18116
Wash. State7-1113-18169
Washington5-1316-15125
USC3-1512-20208
Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
San Diego St14-427-926
Boise St.14-425-940
Colorado St.13-527-729
Wyoming11-725-1071
Utah St.11-718-13144
Fresno St.10-814-17183
UNLV8-1018-15114
New Mexico7-1115-16172
Air Force6-1214-17240
Nevada5-139-22306
San Jose St.0-182-28336

Related Video

 
 
 
 
Other Games
NICS 39 Final
MIST 84
BAYL 64 Final
UK 55
ILLST 66 Final
LOU 69
OKST 71 Final
VT 81
NFLA 59 Final
MINN 87
DEL 50 Final
DUKE 88
NMEX 77 Final
IAST 68
APP 56 Final
MIZZ 72
BAMA 56 Final
CINCY 58
STJO 51 Final
CREI 80
MICH 74 Final
BRAD 66
NKY 43 Final
OHST 70
UAB 84 Final
UNC 102
HAW 63 Final
UNLV 77
COPS 51 Final
IND 87
ARIZ 85 Final
TTU 57
UOP 67 Final
GONZ 85
SDSU 78 Final
UCLA 69