Wyoming Cowboys Play Final Regular Season Game Tonight
It felt like a quick season. To be honest I can't believe it's coming to a close. It's like breaking up with some one. No more Wyoming basketball in my life. After tonight the Wyoming Cowboy's men's basketball team will be done with regular season. The end of the Larry Nance Jr era will be over. The University of Wyoming men's basketball team closes the regular season with a tall task at New Mexico on Saturday at 6 p.m. MT. The Cowboys (22-8, 11-6 MW) earned their largest conference margin of victory since 2002 with a 76-53 win over Utah State on Wednesday, but now face the Lobos (14-15, 6-11 MW) on their Senior Night in The Pit, a building the Pokes have not won in since 2003. With the last day of MW play on tap, Wyoming can still finish anywhere from third to sixth in the final league standings. Wyoming trails 65-66 in the all-time series with New Mexico, including a 23-40 mark in Albuquerque, as the Cowboys have not won in The Pit since 2003, a string of 11-straight losses. The last three meetings between the two have gone to overtime, though, including a 63-62 home win for Wyoming on Jan. 24. In that game the Pokes missed a free throw to tie the game with 14 seconds left, only to have Nance steal an ensuing UNM pass and dunk the ball with just three seconds remaining for the improbable win. The first round of the 2015 Mountain West Basketball Championships begins on Wednesday, while the quarterfinals commence on Thursday. Wyoming has clinched a first-round bye and could finish anywhere from third to sixth in the final regular-season standings.