Wyoming men’s basketball will play two-for-one series with Power Five programs South Carolina and Oregon State, a source has confirmed to the Star-Tribune.
Wyoming will play at USC and Oregon State in 2017-18, host USC and play at Oregon State in 2018-19 and play at USC and host Oregon State in 2019-20.
The existence of the South Carolina series had been previously reported by GoWyoGo.com, but the series still has not been made official by Wyoming as contracts have yet to be completed.
The Gamecocks reached the Final Four as a No. 7 seed last season before losing to top-seeded Gonzaga in the national semifinals. They had finished the regular season fourth in the Southeastern Conference with a 12-6 record.
USC, which ended the season with a 26-11 record, is coached by Frank Martin, who was a junior varsity coach at Miami Senior High School while current Wyoming coach Allen Edwards was a student there.
The Beavers went 1-17 in Pac-12 play in 2016-17, worst in the conference. Oregon State finished the season 5-27 overall.
Wyoming went 23-15 in 2016-17, finishing seventh in the Mountain West and going on to win the CBI against Coastal Carolina. It was Edwards’ first season as a head coach.
Wyoming is 3-8 all-time against Oregon State, last playing the Beavers in the 2000-01 season and 1-1 against South Carolina, last playing the Gamecocks in ‘02-03.
Monday, it was reported the Cowboys would play Drake in the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge.