UW-San Jose State postgame thoughts

Wyoming men’s basketball coach Larry Shyatt thought Saturday’s game with San Jose State would be tougher for his team than Tuesday’s 68-62 home victory over No. 5 San Diego State.

Would the Cowboys come out with the same focus and intensity?

Would San Jose State — winless in league play — come out with a nothing-to-lose attitude and once it got some momentum — play well and perhaps win on its home floor?

There were some tense moments, but the Cowboys clamped down defensively in the second half and won 46-38 at The Events Center in San Jose, Calif.

There were not a ton of highlights for UW, but here is some footage from the game:


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UW-San Jose St. men’s hoops Q&A

WyoSports senior editor Robert Gagliardi did a question-and-answer session with Jimmy Durkin, who covers San Jose State men’s basketball for the San Jose Mercury News about Saturday’s 3 p.m. game with the University of Wyoming at The Events Center in San Jose, Calif.

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As the only winless team in conference play and on a 12-game losing streak, how have the Spartans held up mentally and even physically during this time?

It’s starting to weigh on them, no doubt. Coach Dave Wojcik even said after the close loss to Air Force that the team is struggling mentally. The combination of their youth and the losses is adding up. The only hope now is that they are learning from the experience.

 

The Spartans have had some close games at home in MW play with New Mexico, Colorado State and Air Force. What do they do well when games like that are close?

They shoot. It’s really as simple as that. They don’t have much of an inside presence, other than Chris Cunningham. So any offense usually comes from outside shooting. The games in which they are hot, they have a chance.

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