Another road game, another loss for our Anteaters (2-7).
This one reminds me of the Weber State game in that we competed all night and kept it close, but a few clutch 3-pointers by the bad guys killed us late. Clearly, this one was more of a defensive duel, with both teams shutting down the other side’s offensive game. Wyoming head coach Larry Shyatt offered up this quip in the Casper Star-Tribune recap: ““I really felt like we might have set basketball back 20 years offensively, but I think a lot of that was because of their gameplan.”
Apparently some of the Wyoming players were feeling under the weather, but I still thought that Adam Folker, Daman Starring and Michael Wilder did a good job on the boards. Derick Flowers also tied his career high with nine points, albeit with zero assists and three turnovers.
The bad news is that Flowers played so much down the stretch because Aaron Wright hyperextended his knee and had to leave the game. On twitter, Wright noted that “This reay (sic) sucks smh” and “…its not looking good right now but hopefully it gets better.” I’m guessing he won’t play much if at all against LSU tomorrow.
Overall, the Wyoming game can be chalked up as a moral victory. This was a tough Wyoming squad who was coming off a win against Pac-12 Colorado; the Cowboys are now 10-1 on the season. Hopefully UCI can learn how to finish and do the little things it takes to push them over the hump sooner than later.