Wyoming has a history of losing games on the road this season. They’re 3-10 away from home.
They looked overwhelmed against Coastal Carolina. The Cowboys led for a total of 26 seconds. The Chants? 37 minutes 44 seconds.
Wyoming gave up a season high 18 (!) offensive rebounds. That’s...well, that’s not good. They got out-rebounded 46-36 on the night.
Jason McManamen scored 19 points, leading the Cowboys. It was his highest scoring game since he dropped 30 in the quadruple-overtime win against Fresno.
Alan Herndon also had a career-best five blocks.
The Cowboys didn’t do a good job keeping control of the ball, turning it over ten times in the first half, fifteen times over the course of the game.
Four Cowboys finished the game in double digit scoring, while six Chanticleers finished above 10 points, including the entire starting lineup.
Game two will be played in Laramie, as well as game three (if necessary [hopefully it’s necessary]).
Not much has changed between game one and now, except freshman forward Andrew Moemeka left the first game with a back injury. Hopefully it feels better today, but if not, it could pave the way for Jordan Naughton or Hayden Dalton to sneak into the starting five.
I don’t want to harp on elevation, but it plays in. Big time. Laramie is in a whole other world when it comes to endurance, and I’m not sure the Chanticleers will be able to keep up for a full 40 minutes, especially if they play eight men like they did on Monday.
BPI now gives the Cowboys a 77.4% chance to win this game, and I agree with the nerds this time.
Pokes by eight.
Watch the game on ESPNU at 7 pm MST.