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Fennis Dembo Honored. Wyoming struggles to makes shots

Tanner Conley

The Arena-Auditorium was in a mood of celebration as the Cowboys faced off against the New Mexico Lobos on Sat. The festivities were mainly focused around the legendary career of Fennis Dembo.

Dembo, who featured on the Cowboys basketball team from 1983-1988 and led the Pokes on a Sweet Sixteen ‘Cinderella story’ run in 1987, is the all-time leading scorer for the University of Wyoming and was the first UW athlete to feature on the cover of sports illustrated. With his jersey being retired at halftime, the game itself seemed to take a back seat as fans poured in to celebrate one of the most illustrious careers in Wyoming’s sporting history.