February 5, 2024 |

Photo – Cowboys and UNLV – Courtesy gowyo.com

The Wyoming Cowboys couldn’t put the ball in the net Saturday night as they fell to UNLV on the road 62-48.

On the night, Wyoming shot a season-low 35% from two-point range and just 16%–a lowly 4 of 25—from three-point range.

Down just eight points at the half, the Cowboys couldn’t find the basket for the first seven minutes and 20-seconds of the second frame.

Meanwhile, UNLV shot 44% from the field and hit 40% of their three point shots.

The Cowboys phoned in their performance, much like head coach Jeff Linder had to phone in his post-game interview with Kevin McKinney and Keith Kelly after the loss. A mile away deep inside the Thomas & Mack, Coach Linder put it this way.

UNLV pushed their lead into double digit range with under two minutes remaining in the first half. Wyoming’s dead cold start in the second half was matched by the Runnin’ Rebels hitting four of five.

Four minutes into the second-half, Wyoming was down 16. The Cowboys first basket of the second frame wouldn’t drop until the 12:44 mark on a stone-cold night in Las Vegas.

With the loss, Wyoming falls to 12-10 overall and 5-4 in the Mountain West.

The Cowboys will be back at home inside the Arena Auditorium Tuesday night, as they host No. 19 New Mexico.

The Lobos had the weekend off after losing their first home game of the season to Boise State on Tuesday 86-78.

We’re into February and every game is high stakes basketball. Tip tomorrow night in Laramie. The Cowboys and Lobos pregame at 6:30 and tip at 7:00 inside the Arena Auditorium and here on Bigfoot 99.

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