NCAAB Game Recap - Colorado at Wyoming
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:00 PM EST

Akr
76
Lou
82
F
UVA
48
AzSt
45
F
Lamar
56
KY
81
F
LongI
66
TxTch
96
F
LongB
67
Ariz
104
F
N TX
59
UtSt
68
F
Vill
78
Baylor
87
F
Fla
70
Xav
65
F
Colora
56
Wyo
41
F
USD
69
Wash
88
F
Tul
65
Utah
61
F
Morg
112
Evans
115
F(3OT)
ChaSo
71
DelSt
61
F
NCAT
54
E MI
58
F
(N/A)
70
BethC
74
F
Albany
65
Presb
60
F
MisSt
81
CoCar
56
F
Mia-FL
55
UConn
80
F
FaDi
75
Lafy
80
F
NFla
67
Crei
76
F
(N/A)
68
TexAr
85
F
S UT
58
ETSU
70
F
WCU
70
Stetsn
64
F
(N/A)
62
Hartfo
58
F
WIMil
63
GrgWas
66
F
LSU
96
URI
83
F
UCIrv
74
Detr
86
F
MsVl
54
SDSt
84
F
WlmCry
64
SoMis
83
F
(N/A)
47
IPFW
81
F
VMI
63
UNCG
74
F
(N/A)
50
Maine
90
F
SacHr
97
Quin
80
F
E IL
72
InWor
63
F
AF
74
IndSt
84
F
Rice
77
ECU
69
F
CAPoly
59
Iowa
85
F
CSNor
56
Colg
64
F
Valpa
59
Nev
84
F
MOSt
74
Buff
75
F
UMass
63
StJon
78
F
StJos
64
Tows
76
F
Colum
82
CenCT
52
F
LoyMa
50
Duques
71
F
N DA
56
Minn
79
F
MidTN
63
Ohio
75
F
Cin
84
BGSU
91
F(OT)
Lib
62
UMKC
49
F
Hof
79
CS-Ful
57
F
Rider
72
Vermt
67
F
Nich
82
UMBC
72
F
SonSt
56
StMar
107
F
NOrl
71
HI
79
F
TCU
60
Clem
62
F(OT)

Colorado 56, Wyoming 41

Nov 24, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(23) Colorado (4-0)

15

41

56

Wyoming (3-4)

15

26

41

Bey has double-double, No. 23 Colorado beats Wyoming 56-41
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:55 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) Colorado's Tyler Bey has always enjoyed returning to his hometown to play during the Pac 12 Tournament.

On Sunday night, the junior forward finally had a chance to shine early in the regular season.

Bey had 11 points and 19 rebounds to lead No. 23 Colorado past Wyoming 56-41.

"It's an amazing feeling," said Bey, who attended Las Vegas High School. "It's great to play good in my city in front of my family and friends. It's great honestly, but we have one more game to take care of."

Bey, who has 22 career double-doubles and 12 in his last 19 games, accomplished the feat for the third time in four games this season. D'Shawn Schwartz scored 12 points, while Evan Battey added nine points and 13 rebounds for Colorado.

"That's what won us the game today, playing defense and finishing off with rebounds," Bey said. "I just love playing defense and love rebounding. I love rebounding even more than scoring, so I'm just gonna go do my thing and compete on defense as much as I can and rebound the ball."

Bey set the MGM Resorts Main Event record for rebounds, topping the previous mark of 17 by UNLV's Brandon McCoy in 2017.

Hunter Maldonado scored 14 points to lead Wyoming.

The Buffaloes (4-0) overcame a sluggish first half and used a 13-0 run over the first four minutes of the second half to open a 28-15 lead and seize momentum.

The run was sparked by Schwartz's monster block on Maldonado, his close friend from their hometown of Colorado Springs. Schwartz, whose time was limited in the first half after getting into foul trouble early, then ignited the run by scoring seven of the 13 points.

"I was tired of sitting, I just wanted to go out there and make an impact on the game," Schwartz said. "Nobody was really making shots, their energy was dead, so I just wanted to make sure I could turn the game up when I got in."

The Cowboys (3-4) got as close as four points, with 9:19 left in the game, but Colorado went on another run, outscoring Wyoming 13-1 over the next five minutes to put the game out of reach.

"Where I thought it hurt was obviously us taking care of the basketball, which allowed them to get out for some opportunities," Wyoming coach Allen Edwards said. "I did love the fight of our guys. We found some way to cut it back down. Their will was just a little bit stronger than ours."

Neither team started out with any sort of jump, as Colorado led just 4-2 at the 11:53 mark of the first half.

Early on, the Buffaloes struggled to get the ball movement they're used to and were limited with their touches in the paint. Colorado came into the game averaging 73.7 points per game on 42.3% shooting but hit just two of their first 11 shots.

Wyoming was worse. After six games, the Cowboys were averaging 57.8 points on 41.6% shooting, but made a bleak 10 percent of their first 10 shots.

The teams were tied at halftime, 15-15, as Colorado was 6-for-26 (23.1 percent) from the field in the first half, and the Cowboys hit 6 of 23 over the first 20 minutes.

"Halftime message was it's hard for us to play any worse offensively," Colorado coach Tad Boyle said. "I thought it was really a sign of maturity that our players did not let their frustrations on offense bleed over to the defensive end. And I think that's one positive you can take out of it.

"We did a much better job of moving the ball, and I think that's the big thing offensively, was ball movement and paint touches. And we did a much better job of that (in the second half)."

BIG PICTURE

Colorado: The Buffaloes continue to struggle from the free-throw line. They came into the game averaging 65.1%, and finished by hitting just 9 of 20 (45%).

Wyoming: The Cowboys have done a good job on capitalizing on turnovers this season. They came into the game with 71 points off turnovers - an average of 11.8 per contest. Sunday the tables were turned, as they committed a season-high 19 turnovers, including seven by senior starting point guard A.J. Banks. Colorado scored 17 points off Wyoming's mistakes.

HOME MEANS NEVADA: Banks and Bey had their own cheering sections on opposite sides of T-Mobile Arena, as the Las Vegas-area products were welcomed by exuberant friends and family. Banks attended Cheyenne High School in nearby North Las Vegas.

SINGING SURVIVOR: Singing the National Anthem was 12-year-old cancer survivor Danica Ruiz, who was born with a mass in her right lung. Ruiz underwent surgery at six months old to have the mass removed.

UP NEXT

Colorado faces the winner of the TCU-Clemson game in the championship on Wednesday.

Wyoming will meet the loser of the TCU-Clemson contest on Wednesday in the consolation game.

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Leaders

Colorado PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Walton 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Parquet 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wyoming PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Banks 0 0 2 1 0 0
A. Mueller 0 0 1 1 0 0

Team Comparison

Colora Wyo
Points For 56 41
Field Goals 21/56-38% 15/47-32%
Three Pointers 5/18-28% 6/18-33%
Free Throws 9/20-45% 5/7-71%
Offensive Rebounds 13 2
Defensive Rebounds 28 23
Rebounds 41 25
Blocks 4 0
Steals 4 5
Turnovers 13 19
Personal Fouls 14 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Colora Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Nov 24 Colora 56 @ Wyo 41 D. Kountz 2 H. Thompson 3

Game Information

Stadium: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 0
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