Here’s the replay of my weekly live chat on University of Wyoming sports on Thursday, Feb. 2.
Here’s the replay of my live chat on University of Wyoming sports on Thursday, Jan. 26.
A lot of UW men’s basketball talk as the Cowboys held on for a 66-65 home win Wednesday against UNLV, as well as a look-ahead to Saturday’s home game with Boise State.
There also was some football talk as UW is less than a week away from signing day.
University of Wyoming women’s basketball seniors Kayla Woodward, left, and Kaitlyn Mileto, right, along with coach Joe Legerski, speak at UW’s basketball media day on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
The Cowgirls were picked to finish third in the Mountain West, and Woodward was selected as the preseason player of the year. Both Woodward and Mileto have scored more than 1,000 points in their UW careers.
For more coverage from media day, see Thursday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang and log on to wyosports.net.
Video by Robert Gagliardi/WyoSports.
That was a heck of a college basketball game!
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:
The Wyoming women’s basketball team didn’t shoot the ball well, but it made the shots it needed to and did a lot of other things well in a 61-56 victory over Boise State in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas Tuesday.
The Cowgirls (20-10) and the tournament’s fifth seed, shot just 31.3 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from 3-point range. Only one player shot better than 50 percent from the field.
But sophomore guard Marquelle Dent recorded game highs with 23 points and six assists. Her two free throws with 27.3 seconds left in the game secured the victory as the Cowgirls advanced to the semifinals for the third consecutive year. That’s never happened in school history, nor in the 16-year history of this event.
Here are some second half highlights, including some key plays down the stretch.
But even though Dent was the hero, there were other key contributions.
Even though she shot 3 of 17 from the field, junior guard Kayla Woodward had 10 points, nine rebounds and a game-high five steals. UW forced 19 turnovers as a team.
Senior forward Fallon Lewis had nine points — all in the second half — and six of her 10 rebounds also came in the final 20 minutes. Junior guard Kaitlyn Mileto played only seven first-half minutes due to two fouls, but her eight second-half points were big for the Cowgirls.
But that’s not all.
Fresno State junior guard Ki-Ki Moore makes the game-winning basket with less than three seconds to play to beat Wyoming 63-62 Friday in the semifinals of the Mountain West Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Wyoming sophomore guard Kayla Woodward makes a layup with 13.7 seconds to play to give the Cowgirls a 62-61 lead in UW’s semifinal game with Fresno State in Friday’s semifinals of the Mountain West Tournament. The Cowgirls lost on a last-second shot 63-62.
More second half highlights between Wyoming and Fresno State in their women’s semifinal game from the Mountain West Tournament Friday, March 15, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Some second half highlights of the Wyoming-Fresno State women’s basketball semifinal game at the Mountain West Tournament on Friday, March 15, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
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.