Wyoming men’s basketball coach Larry Shyatt spoke for a little more than 20 minutes Monday on behalf of the other 10 Mountain West men’s hoops coaches about the league’s decision to change the format of the MW Tournament to eight teams for both the men’s and women’s events starting in 2017.
In the past, and for the 2016 event, all teams were allowed to participate.
Here’s is Shyatt’s full statement from Monday. Quick hint, he didn’t hold anything back and needless to say, he wasn’t happy.
The Wyoming Cowgirls and Colorado State Rams needed 55 minutes — triple overtime — to decide the outcome. Unfortunately for UW, it lost 95-92 in the semifinals of the Mountain West Tournament Friday afternoon at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Here are some key numbers from the game:
4 — players that fouled out for each team.
15 — ties in the game.
27 — combined turnovers.
61 — combined fouls.
88 — free throws attempted.
109 — rebounds.
157 — shot attempts
Here are some highlights from the second half and all three overtimes:
They played hard, the effort was there and so was the guts and determination to make a late-game charge.
But it wasn’t enough for the Wyoming Cowboys as they lost 71-67 to UNLV in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament Thursday afternoon at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
UW (18-14), the tournament’s fifth seed, lost its 13th straight game to UNLV in Las Vegas. It will find out late Sunday night if it plays in the postseason. It should get an invite to the CBI or CIT tournaments.
Here are some second half highlights:
Thursday’s game was a bit odd.
Sophomore guard Josh Adams carried the Cowboys in the first half. He scored 18 of his game-high 24 points then, including a dunk that had the entire crowd — about an even split of UW and UNLV fans — in awe. Adams also had seven rebounds, three assists and tied a career-high with two blocked shots.
UNLV kept Adams at bay in the second half, then it was Jerron Granberry’s turn. All of his career-high 18 points came in the second half. He scored UW’s first 10 points to start the half, and his three-point play with 23.1 seconds left pulled the Cowboys to within one at 66-65.
Wyoming junior guard Chelan Landry makes the game-winning layup with 18.4 seconds to play as the Cowgirls beat Colorado State 60-58 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament Thursday night, March 14, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Wyoming sophomore guard Kayla Woodward makes a 3-pointer that gave the Cowgirls a 58-57 lead with one minute to play in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament Thursday night, March 14, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Wyoming won 60-58.
The Wyoming women’s basketball team holds on to beat Colorado State 60-58 Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center. This highlight shows CSU’s final attempt to tie the game.
Wyoming men’s basketball coach Larry Shyatt, and from left to right, players Josh Adams, Derrious Gilmore and Larry Nance Jr. talk about the Cowboys’ 59-46 loss to No. 15 New Mexico in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.