The Wyoming Wildcatters were a professional basketball team that played in the Continental Basketball Association for six seasons, starting in 1982. They played at the Casper Events Center in Casper, WY.
In the early 1980s, the CBA expanded far and wide across North America to Hawaii, Alaska, Maine, and Wyoming. The Wildcatters spent six seasons in the CBA and their regular season record actually was amazingly consistent, as they won between 21 and 24 games each year and were always around .500.
Despite regular season mediocrity, the Wildcatters made a number of runs in the playoffs. In 1984, they finished third in their division but knocked off the Detroit Spirits and theWisconsin Flyersto make the CBA Finals. They would ultimately lose in the Finals to the Albany Patroons.
The Wildcatters lost 20 of their last 23 games in 1987-88 but still managed to make it into the playoffs with a 23-31 record. They would pull of a wild run by beating the always top notch La Crosse Catbirds in the first round and then defeating the Rockford Lightning in the 4th overtime of Game 7 in the second round. This set them up for another trip to the Finals, only to lose to the Albany Patroons again! During this same time, the owner faced financial issues and left - leaving the team to be managed by the CBA. After their final game in 1988, the team was folded.