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.
Wyoming men’s basketball coach Larry Shyatt had a simple message about the Cowboys’ rematch today against Fresno State.
“Hopefully our plan will work out a little better than it did in Fresno,” he said.
Wyoming lost 49-36 a month ago today in Fresno. The point total was UW’s lowest in the shot-clock era. It made only 12 baskets, shot 24 percent from the field and 18.5 percent from 3-point range. It also made only 7-of-20 free throws.
The plan wasn’t bad that night, UW just couldn’t put the ball through the basket.