That is the new nickname for Wyoming junior guard Nathan Sobey after he hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Cowboys a 67-66 win over Lehigh Tuesday night in a first-round CBI game in Laramie.
But let’s not forget two other players that were key in making that play happen.
After Lehigh took a 66-64 lead in the final seconds, and with no timeouts, sophomore forward Larry Nance Jr. got the ball into play quickly to true freshman guard Josh Adams. Then, Adams used his speed to get the ball up the floor quickly, and found Sobey open in the corner.
If Nance or Adams falter even the slightest, UW loses.
Nathan Sobey hits the game-winning 3-pointer for the Wyoming Cowboys in a 67-66 victory over Lehigh in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational Tuesday at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie, Wyo. Lehigh took a 66-64 lead on a basketball Gabe Knutson prior to Sobey’s basket.
Sobey’s basket was No. 2 on ESPN SportCenter’s top 10 plays from Tuesday night.
Wyoming men’s basketball coach Larry Shyatt talks about his team’s 67-66 victory over Lehigh in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie.
From left to right, Wyoming men’s basketball players Larry Nance Jr., Derrious Gilmore and Nathan Sobey talk about the Cowboys 67-66 win over Lehigh in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Laramie.
WyoSports senior editor Robert Gagliardi did a question-and-answer session with Tom Housenick, who covers Lehigh men’s basketball for The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, Pa.
Wyoming (19-13) hosts Lehigh (21-9) in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational at 7 tonight in Laramie.
Question: Do you think Lehigh is excited to play in the CBI, or was there a big letdown that the team didn’t get into the NIT or not make the NCAA Tournament?
Answer: If Lehigh had to make a decision about going to the CBI right after losing to rival Lafayette for a third time this season, it certainly would have passed. They sat on it at their respective homes on spring break for a few days and seem to be rejuvenated. How they feel, ultimately, will come out when the Mountain Hawks fall behind Tuesday night two time zones from home.