First thought that comes to mind … I’m glad it is over.
The undermanned Wyoming Cowboys had no answer for San Diego State in a 79-51 loss. UW trailed by as many as 31 points as it didn’t have senior forward Leonard Washington (ankle) and lost sophomore forward Derek Cooke Jr. — who started for Washington — with a back injury.
Sophomore forward Larry Nance Jr., needed an IV before the game just to play, and he had only four points and no rebounds. Senior point guard Derrious Gilmore was still sick as well, but led UW with 15 points.
Even if UW was at full strength it would have been hard to come into Viejas Arena and win, but not having all of its bullets in its gun made in virtually impossible.
San Diego State shot 68.2 percent in both halves. Guys who are normally good, like junior guard Jamaal Franklin, was with 20 points. Guys who are not like sophomore forward Dwayne Polee II added 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting.
This was a buzz-saw waiting to happen, and it happened early and often.
The Cowboys never quit and played hard the entire time. And, sophomore center Matt Sellers played in garbage time with the game already in doubt, but scored 10 points and had some nice moves around the basket. With UW’s three top forwards hurt or sick, perhaps Sellers become a factor for this team down the stretch.
For more on the game, see Wednesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and check out www.wyosports.net.