The McNeese Cowboys are off to an incredible start to the 2023-2024 season. With Christmas Break winding down, the Cowboys will head to Ann Arbor to take on their biggest challenge yet as the Cowboys play the Michigan Wolverines.

McNeese Athletics
McNeese Athletics

During the summer, finding big games for the upcoming season was not easy for Will Wade and the McNeese State basketball team.

“It is a great opportunity for us to play a really good basketball program,” Wade said. “We are excited for the opportunity.” - Will Wade to the American Press

McNeese Athletic Dept
McNeese Athletic Dept

Michigan finished last season with an 18-16 record, earning a spot in the National Invitation Tournament. The Wolverines are coached by Juwan Howard of Fab Five fame who went on to become a first-round NBA draft pick and a 19-year career.

The teams have never met. McNeese played at No. 2 Michigan State in East Lansing to open the 2013-14 season. The Cowboys played a home-and-home series against Central Michigan in the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

McNeese Athletics/Sideline Media
McNeese Athletics/Sideline Media

So far, here is how things have shaped up for the McNeese Cowboys

W 76-65 @ Virginia Commonwealth
W 96-55 vs College of Biblical Studies
W 110-46 vs Champion Christian
W 81-49 vs LeTourneau
L 74-76 @ Western Carolina
W 59-48 vs Texas State (Louisiana Tech MTE)
L 62-71 @ Louisiana Tech (Louisiana Tech MTE)
W 81-60 @ UAB
W 91-80 vs UT Martin
W 92-23 vs Mississippi University for Women
W 67-48 vs Southern Miss
W 74-72 vs Louisiana-Lafayette

GAME: McNeese Cowboys @ Michigan Wolverines
DATE: Friday, December 29th, 2023
TIME: 6:00

There will be a watch party held at Mr. Bill's Seafood Express located at 500 E McNeese Street in Lake Charles.

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