The McNeese Cowboys continue turning heads this season as the Men's Basketball team is off to its best start since the 1970s. Today, Head Coach Will Wade and Guard Shahada Wells sat down to talk about the big start and staying focused in the conference play.

Courtesy McNeese Athletics
Courtesy McNeese Athletics

On Friday night at a nonconference game in Ann Arbor, Michigan, McNeese stunned Michigan 87-76 behind a game-high 30 points from Shahada Wells.

McNeese (11-2) defeated a Big Ten team for the first time and has won six straight games. It was Michigan's (6-7) fifth consecutive loss.

McNeese Athletic Dept
McNeese Athletic Dept

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
W 87-76 @ Michigan

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McNeese Athletics/Sideline Media

The Cowboys will start Southland Conference Play on Saturday as McNeese travels to take on Texas A&M Commerce.

Last season, Commerce defeated the Cowboys in both matchups by two points. Inside the Legacy Center, the overtime affair was won by Commerce 82-80. Then on the road, the Cowboys fell 60-58.

GAME: McNeese Cowboys @ Texas A&M Commerce Lions
DATE: Saturday, January 6th, 2024
TIME: 1:00

Here is the link to Wednesday's Press Conference

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