Wyoming-UCCS Photo Gallery

The Cowboys came out strong in their season opener, easily handling Colorado-Colorado Springs on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. We were there to catch the action on film, and in case you missed it, here are a few of the highlights.

Wyoming's leading scorer Saturday night was Brandon Ewing who had a break-out game, chipping in 20 points—18 of which came in the second half. He also added three buckets from beyond the arc.

Ewing wasn't the only Cowboy who managed to put the ball in the hoop. Ryan Dermody contributed as well with four field goals, three three-pointers and three made free throws. Here, he shoots one from beyond the arc.

He also pulled down 11 boards, finishing the game with a double-double. He gets physical with a Mountain Lion on this play, wrestling down a rebound.

Brad Jones was another star on the court. The team's second leading-scorer with 15 points, he was perhaps even more impressive passing the ball. He finished with a game-high eight assists. He kicks it out here after going baseline against the UCCS defense.

Boo-yaa!! Jones throws an alley oop in the final seconds to Joseph Taylor who makes the two-handed slam look easy.

Travis Nelson put up solid numbers, kick-starting the team with 11 first-half points. Here, he vaults over a UCCS defender and powers in the dunk…with authority!

The Pokes put on a great defensive effort. Eric Platt played with tenacity and grabbed a game-leading four steals.

But great defense wasn't his only contribution; he finished with 10 points and 5 assists.

It's always nice to have players who can come off the bench and make big plays. Byron Geis was that guy for the Pokes in this contest. He played just two minutes but managed to put up four points and snatch three steals. Here he runs on a fast break after nabbing a takeaway from a Mountain Lion.

Key players for the Lions were Tomaul Hawkins and Nic Fuller. They led the team in scoring with 18 and 12 points respectively. Here Fuller makes a move on Jones.

Hawkins finishes an impressive drive with a difficult lay-in.

He was money from beyond the arc, sinking all four of his three-point shots.

But it wasn't enough to give the Mountain Lions a victory. The Pokes executed Heath Schroyer's team-first offense to a "T," spreading the ball around and finishing with five players in double figures. Let's hope it was a sign of what to expect down the road.

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