Cowboys need to build something positive in this home-stand
WHO: Detroit Mercy (0-2) vs. Wyoming (1-3)
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7pm (MST)
WHERE: Laramie, WY • Arena-Auditorium (11,612)
TV: MW Network
Live Broadcast: Live Audio
SERIES RECORD: Detroit Mercy leads the series 2-1.
ODDS: Detroit Mercy -1
In the second of a three-game home stand, the Cowboys will continue to look for the positives as they’ve struggled to find consistency in three straight losses.
Wyoming is currently last in a few categories in the Mountain West Conference. They are scoring the least amount of points (50.5 pg), on the lowest shooting percentage (38.8%), and averaging the fewest rebounds (28). However, they are in the top three for defensive scoring, allowing 62 points a game.
The Cowboys will have another challenge when the Titans head to the AA, as Detroit Mercy has lost its two openers against strong ACC teams.
Here are three keys to a Wyoming win tonight in the Double-A:
Antoine Davis has played lights out despite the two losses for the Titans. He scored 28 points in the opener against NC State and followed that up with 26 against Clemson.
The sophomore standout is following up his first year after beating Steph Curry‘s 3-point record as a freshman after making 132 from deep.
The Cowboys, most likely senior guard A.J. Banks, will have a tall task ahead of him to stop the Titans most potent weapon.
Who’s It Gonna Be?
The Cowboys haven’t had a No. 2 scorer break out to support the output that Hunter Maldonado has had. The sophomore guard is averaging 18 points a game.
Jake Hendricks, who was anticipated to be the leading scorer in the preseason, is only averaging six points a game as the second leading scorer. He’s hitting 28 percent from beyond the arc.
The Cowboys will need someone else to produce in order to pull out a win.
Against Oregon State on Saturday night the Cowboys started off strong, only down by seven at the half after the Beavers hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer. They shot 44 percent in the first half and held Oregon State to 41 percent. However, Wyoming had their characteristically long scoreless streaks in the second half and let their opponent get hot. The Beavers shot 55 percent after the break.
The Cowboys will need a complete two halves in order to compete against the Titans.
Detroit Mercy 65, Wyoming 60