2000-2001 Cowboy Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes
Prior to the Oregon State game in Casper.
Dec. 13, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The 2000 Mini Mart Wyoming Shootout Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, in Casper, Wyo., 8:00 p.m., M.T. The Wyoming Cowboys (2000-01 Record: 5-1, 0-0 in the MWC)
Wyoming and Oregon State Share Two Common Opponents Thus Far in 2000-01 Season -- UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton: The Wyoming Cowboys and Oregon State Beavers have played two common opponents entering this season -- UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton.
Below is a comparison of how Wyoming and OSU fared against those two common opponents.
Common UW OSU Opponent Versus Versus
The 2000 Mini Mart Wyoming Shootout Will Feature Both the Cowboys and Cowgirls: For the second consecutive year, the Mini Mart Wyoming Shootout will feature both the Wyoming Cowboy and Cowgirl basketball programs. This year's doubleheader will be played on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000. Here is the schedule for this year's Shootout.
Ticket Information for the Mini Mart Wyoming Shootout: Fans wishing to purchase tickets to Saturday's Mini Mart Wyoming Shootout may call the Casper Events Center Ticket Office at 1-800-442-2256 or 1-307-577-3030. Ticket prices are $12.00 per ticket.
First Interstate Bank Shootout Luncheon to Tipoff 2000 Wyoming Shootout: On Saturday, Dec. 16 beginning at noon, the First Interstate Bank Shootout Luncheon will take place at the Parkway Plaza Hotel in Casper, Wyo. First Interstate Bank will sponsor the Shootout luncheon.
The guest speakers for the luncheon will be Cowgirl head coach Cindy Fisher, Cowboy head coach Steve McClain, Idaho State head coach Ardie McInelly and Oregon State head coach Ritchie McKay.
Tickets for the luncheon are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 if purchased at the door. To purchase advance tickets, call the Casper Events Center Ticket Office at 1-800-442-2256 or 1-307-577-3030.
Wyoming Fans Invited to Pregame Function at the Shootout: Wyoming fans are invited to attend a pregame function to be held from 4-8 p.m. in the Three Trails Rooms in the Casper Events Center on Saturday, Dec. 16. Cost for the function is $10.00 for Cowboy Joe Club members and $12.00 for non-members.
Cowboys Have Enjoyed Success Playing in Casper: Through the years, the Wyoming Cowboys have enjoyed a great deal of success playing in Casper. Since the 1983-84 season, the Cowboys have played annually in Casper. Wyoming brings a 26-7 (.788) record in Casper into this season.
From the 1983 Shootout through the 1998 version, the Shootout was a two-day event featuring four men's teams. Beginning in December of 1999, the Shootout format was changed to a one-day event featuring a doubleheader with the Wyoming Cowgirls and Wyoming Cowboys each playing.
Notes From This Week in Cowboy Basketball:
Wyoming Cowboys' Season Capsule Wyoming's 2000-01 Record: 5-1 (.833) Wyoming's 2000-01 MWC Record: 0-0 (-----) in the MWC Last Time Out for Wyoming: Wyoming won at Cal State Fullerton 78-61 on Dec. 9, 2000, in Fullerton, Calif. Current Win/Loss Streak: Won 1 UW Head Coach (Alma Mater): Steve McClain (Chadron St.'84) McClain's Overall Record: 42-23 (.646), 3rd season McClain's Record at Wyoming: Same Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 5/9 Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2 (Including one from 98-99) 1999-00 Record: 19-12, 8-6 T4th in MWC 1999-00 Postseason: Defeated Colorado State 74-68 in the MWC Tournament Lost at UNLV 92-97 in the MWC Tournament
Oregon State Schedule/Results: The Oregon State Beavers bring a 4-3 record into this week. OSU will play one game prior to the Wyoming game on Saturday, Dec. 16. OSU plays at Denver on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Here are Oregon State's results to date.
Date Opponent Result Nov. 17 Cal State Fullerton W 68-35 Nov. 20 Southern Colorado W 91-23 Nov. 24 vs. Appalachian State* W 60-37 Nov. 25 vs. Long Beach State* W 78-66 Nov. 26 vs. Oklahoma* L 60-78 Dec. 2 at San Diego L 71-82 Dec. 9 UC Riverside L 63-67 Dec. 13 at Denver 7:00 p.m. Dec. 16 vs. Wyoming# 8:00 p.m.**For complete weekly release, contact the UW Sports Information Office @ 307-766-2256**