University of Wyoming senior guard Jack Bentz is going to write a daily journal entry on his and the team’s experiences this week at the NCAA Tournament in Seattle.
Here is Bentz’s final take Friday after the Cowboys lost 71-54 to Northern Iowa.
The season is over. For the five seniors it was the last time we put on a Cowboys uniform. While the game did not turn out the way we had planned, we can honestly say that we gave it our all this year. Congratulations to Northern Iowa, we lost to a very good basketball team.
As the final chapter ends on this year, many thanks are necessary. On behalf of the team, I would like to thank the coaches, fans, and the whole state of Wyoming for the support and making it an incredible year, and for some of us four years. It is truly an honor and privilege to represent Wyoming and wear the brown and gold. Words cannot explain the gratitude and appreciation we have for everyone along this journey.
This season and group of guys were special and we are saddened that it is over. However, as only true Cowboys can, we are riding off into the sunset with our heads held high. I am equally excited to watch and support our team for years to come and wish the underclassmen nothing but the best. We have great leadership and direction under coach Shyatt, who will sustain a winning culture. Playing for The University of Wyoming has been an amazing experience.
Again, thank you.