by Keith Kelley–27 Nov ’14
The Wyoming Cowboy basketball team improved to 5-0, cruising past Stetson Wednesday night in the Arena Auditorium, 65-41. Once again, the Cowboys jumped out to an early lead, taking control just six minutes in, with a 12 point lead. Wyoming would take a 17 point lead, 33-16, into the locker room and never look back.
It was about the Wyoming defense for the fourth game in a row, as they held the Hatters to just 41 points. It was the fourth straight game in which the Pokes have held an opponent to under 50 points, something they haven’t done since 1982. Senior forward Larry Nance, Jr. says they take tremendous pride in those statistics and it drives them to be even better.
Nance led the Cowboys with 15 points, while junior guard Josh Adams added 11. For the fifth straight game, the Cowboys were able to shoot over 50% for the game, going 24-44 from the field. But they did have 12 turnovers in the game. Head coach Larry Shyatt says overall he was pleased with the offensive output, but adds they can definitely get better in the turnover area.
Wyoming now turns its attention to New Mexico State Saturday afternoon. The Aggies also dominated this Stetson team, and Shyatt says that the Cowboys will be tested this weekend.
Tipoff Saturday afternoon is set for 4:30 pm.