Grabau battling “dead legs”

Wyoming junior guard Riley Grabau started and played 27 minutes in the Cowboys’ 69-52 win over Division II Western State Wednesday in Laramie.

Grabau, the Cowboys’ second-leading scorer (11.4 ppg), was just 1 of 4 from the field and finished with three points.

Riley Grabau

Riley Grabau

The next day, coach Larry Shyatt said Grabau had a case of “dead legs” in the game, but didn’t seem too concerned about it heading into UW’s Mountain West opener at Nevada Saturday.

“When I sat down on the bench during the game I was asked what was wrong, and I said I was tired,” Grabau said. “My legs felt sore and weak, and I felt slow.”

Grabau has been getting treatments from the trainer since Wednesday, and has been getting plenty of rest. He dealt with a knee issue last season, and he said that he has had “dead legs” before and during practices — but not before a game.

“It was a little bit scary but I don’t think it is that much to worry about it,” Grabau said. “Hopefully Saturday will be a different story.”

Grabau is still among the nation’s best 3-point shooters at 55.2 percent, but has been under 50 percent for the last three games (4 of 13). He averages 34.9 minutes per game, which is the third-most in the MW.

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