Less than 24 hours after Wyoming’s 63-61 win over Air Force, interim coach Fred Langley’s attention turned toward Saturday’s game at UNLV.
Langley said after the Air Force game UNLV plays like he wants the Cowboys (10-17, 3-10) to play: with suffocating pressure defense.
“From the moment you get off the bus it feels like they’re putting pressure on you,” he said. “I think it’s across the board from their perimeter players, their post players and even their fans.”
UNLV (21-7, 9-5) leads the MWC with 8.14 steals per game and force a league-high 17 turnovers per contest.
More on that in Saturday’s game preview.
Langley said his team is excited to play UNLV’s style in terms of more up-tempo and running the floor. This might be a case of be careful what you ask for as the Cowboys have lost three straight to UNLV, seven of the last eight and 14 of the last 16 dating back to 2004.
UNLV missed 10 free throws in its 77-74 overtime win at New Mexico Wednesday night. UW missed 16 free throws against Air Force. The Rebels’ leading scorer, junior forward Chace Stanback, scored only two points and fouled out midway through the second half. But senior guard Tre’Von Willis, despite a sore knee, scored a season-high 25 points.
Wyoming football will host its “Cowboy Combine” from 12:30-3 p.m. Monday at the indoor practice facility on campus.
Players will be tested in five different areas: the vertical jump, standing long jump, three-cone test, 20-yard shuttle and 40-yard dash.
Coach Dave Christensen asks fans who attend to bring a canned food item that will be donated to the Interfaith-Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Laramie. Fans should park in the gravel parking lot east of War Memorial Stadium. Donation bins will be located inside the Indoor Practice Facility for fans to donate their canned food items.
I’m hoping to be there and to post resluts — if any are released — on some of the highlights. This will be the final testing prior to the start of spring drills on March 5.