Last season the San Diego State Aztecs entered Laramie, Wyoming, 22-1, but left 22-2 after Wyoming handed SDSU one of its five losses on the season at its home gym the Arena-Auditorium, also known as the “Dome of Doom”.
SDSU will travel to the “Dome of Doom” to play the Cowboys this Wednesday night.
Arena-Auditorium is the highest elevated NCAA Division I arena at 7,220 feet, and the Aztecs are just 8-26 in Laramie all-time.
“Well we are preparing for the hardest trip, right now against the best team (Wyoming). So it’s a big game for us, a big game for (Wyoming) since it’s a home game and we’re looking forward to it,” coach Steve Fisher said in his weekly press conference. “I know our players will be excited and we will come out and play hard.”
It will not get any easier for SDSU this season.
The Cowboys (15-2, 4-0) are ranked No. 25 in the Associated Press Top-25 poll, and are the only undefeated team left in Mountain West Conference play. ”
Good news for SDSU, though, is that six of the team’s eight wins at Laramie have come with Fisher at the helm.
Also, the Aztecs are coming off a 56-42 win against rival New Mexico, where they were led by junior guard Winston Shepard.
“I thought (Shepard) played as smart as he’s ever played. He got a lot of stuff to the rim,” Fisher said. “He has an ability to get fouled, and he’s capable of being an offensive player that we really need right now.”
Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m., and the game can be seen on ESPN 2.
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