Wyoming Cowboys Win The Boarder War!!!
Wyoming has played the Colorado State Rams over 220 times. Tonight in Laramie in the Arena Auditorium, in front of 8,672 fans, of which were 2,200 Wyoming students, the University of Wyoming Cowboys men's basketball team had one of the biggest wins in Wyoming basketball history. The Cowboys took down the Colorado State Rams in a a huge 59-48 victory to go to (8-2) in the Mountain West Conference and (19-4) on the season. A huge win. Larry Nance Jr., who's mother was in the crowd for the victory, took control of the game finishing with 19 points, 7-15 from the field, 3-3 from the line, 4 blocked shots and 3 assists. He was instrumental. Head coach Larry Shyatt said "This was as good a team effort as I've ever seen. Every one gave a piece." Tonight the Cowboy's bench gave a piece as Shyatt relied on the bench to extend the lead and give starters a breather. A freshman was on the floor in one of the biggest games in Cowboy history. Freshman Jeremy Lieberman, who came into the game averaging just 1.0 point per game, knocked down a 3-pointer and added a 15-footer to give Wyoming a 13-3 lead with 12 minutes, 30 seconds to play in the first half. Lieberman added another triple to push the UW lead to 44-28. The Cowboy defense was outstanding. Colorado State was averaging 74 points a game and tonight they finished with 48. Savor this win Cowboy fans. Good luck finding a hotel in Laramie for the rest of the Cowboy's home games. It's not going to happen. I'm proud to be a Wyoming Cowboy tonight. The last time I was this proud was back in Colorado. In Fort Collins when Jim Brandenburgh beat Colorado State on the way to an NCAA tournament bid. My self and two other students went down to the game. We won. Some Colorado State students met us in the parking lot. While they were banging on our heads we were just trying to get the car doors unlocked. Laramie tonight is celebrating. As is the entire State. Go Cowboys.