UW-Nevada postgame thoughts

This one will sting awhile for the Wyoming men’s basketball team.

In a game that saw seven ties and 11 lead changes, UW came up on the short end of a 61-58 loss at Nevada Saturday afternoon at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nev.

UW took its last lead at 58-56 with 1:32 to play after a layup by sophomore guard Josh Adams, who looked good in transition several times during the game.

The Cowboys didn’t score again.

Here are some second half highlights, including some late-game possessions for both teams.


Junior forward Larry Nance Jr. had 14 points and six rebounds, including a couple of impressive follow-up dunks off missed shots. But he was 5 of 15 from the field and 2 of 8 in the second half.

It hurt UW when junior guard Riley Grabau fouled out not long after Adams’ layup. Grabau shot the ball well as he was 4 of 9 from the field. All of his shots were from 3-point range.

UW got some big 3s in the second half from senior guard Nathan Sobey and senior wing Jerron Granberry. But they needed a couple of more baskets here and there in this game.

The Cowboys also needed to do better inside as Nevada fowards AJ West and Cole Huff combined for 27 points and 18 rebounds. Nevada senior guard Deonte Burton was his usual good self with 16 points. But the play of West and Huff hurt UW just as much — and at times more — than Burton.

UW now has to face two of the better teams in the Mountain West as it hosts New Mexico at 7 p.m. Wednesday and plays at Boise State at 7 p.m. next Saturday.

4 thoughts on “UW-Nevada postgame thoughts

  1. Disappointed in the game I think the last two possessions were pathetic. The shot selections during the game were no good. But I hope they will get better.
    On a different note= Do you happen to know which asst. coaches Bohl will bring??

    • I know for sure that the O-coordinator, O-line coach, recruiting coordinator and at least one other defensive coach from NDSU is coming with Bohl to UW. Also pretty sure Bohl’s next strength and conditioning coach is coming in from the University of Buffalo — a guy Bohl knows from his days at Nebraska.

      RG

  2. RG,

    This is a seriously impaired team. What has happened to the recruits, namely bigs, jc transfers and our defensive dna?
    I don’t like knocking Shyatt, but the bench is thin, we have very little in terms of scoring options and we are getting dominated on the glass. The program is trending in the wrong way. I think we need to get these assistants out on the road into high schools and junior colleges now, identify some prospects and quit talking about money and resources to keep up with the SDSU’s and NM’s. Shyatt has to be honest with himself this team is barely watchable from a fans perspective and hardly entertaining. This season feels flawed, and the evidence is the product that hits the AA. The “identity” aspect is way over played and we need some players that have the hops and toughness to win in the MWC.

    • They are redshirting Herndon and Vernon, although I don’t know how much they would have helped in the post. The lack of size and depth is starting to show up there. I think they knew this was going to be an issue this season, and it certainly has. They have signed three guys for next season and may have another spot open. They are out recruiting, but to use a term I hate: It is what it is this season. Better get better or it will be a long season.

      RG

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