Lets not mince words. The Wyoming Cowboys and the Colorado University Rams have been meeting each other in athletic endeavors for a long time. They have played each other a lot. This Wednesday's match up will be the 222nd time that Wyoming has played Colorado State. I remember as a yound student in the '80's' when Jim Brandenburgh was the coach and the Cowboys went and throttled CSU in Moby Gym and I got beat up in the parking lot. Literally. So I hate the Sheep. The Border War is always important, but Wednesday's may be a little extra special, as the Mountain West showdown features two squads with conference-title aspirations. Wyoming (13-2, 2-0) is off to its best start in conference play since 2006-07, while Colorado State (14-1, 1-1) began the season with 14-straight victories, before falling in its last outing. The Cowboys and Rams are the only two MW teams currently receiving votes in both national polls. Wyoming is 2-0 in conference play for the first time since 2006-07 after a 64-59 win at San Jose State last Saturday. After qualifying for the NCAA tournament two seasons ago, head coach Larry Eustachy has Colorado State rolling again. The Rams tallied 14 wins to start the season and were ranked No. 24 in both polls as one of the final four unbeaten's, before dropping a 66-53 game at New Mexico on Saturday in their last outing. Senior forward Larry Nance Jr. continues to lead Wyoming at 15.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. The reigning MW Player of the Week shoots 58 percent from the field, good for 25th in the NCAA. He notched 18 points and a season-high 13 rebounds at San Jose State. Junior guard Josh Adams also averages in double figures at 10.6 points per game, including a season-high 20 points against the Spartans. Wednesday will be the 222nd meeting between Wyoming and Colorado State, as the Cowboys own a 129-92 advantage in the all-time series with Rams. http://www.gowyo.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/010515aab.html