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Wyoming Cowboys On Rapid Decline Since the Start of Moutain West Conference Play

Troy Babbitt-USA Today Sports

Remember when the Wyoming Cowboys were 13-0?

At the time, they were one of the final four undefeated squads in the country and that was as of Jan. 2. Yes, that would be just one month ago as of Saturday.

Since their unbeaten start, the Cowboys are in a free fall and that’s thanks in large part to a difficult and brutal schedule within the Mountain West Conference. Wyoming is just 2-6 within the conference since the start of January and at 15-6 overall, their mark collectively isn’t all that bad, yet their resume isn’t exactly turning any heads.

Following the loss of Luke Martinez, who suffered a broken finger following his involvement in a bar fight back in January, the Cowboys have struggled to the score the basketball. Now, while some of the recent disappointment can be attributed to the level of competition in the league, the free fall certainly falls directly back upon the Cowboys’ lack of production.

Over the past four games, all of which have been losses for Wyoming, the Cowboys are averaging only 50.4 points per game. That’s just not going to cut it. In fact, Wyoming has not scored over 60 points in a game since a Jan. 9 loss to Boise State.

With the competition picking up in the conference and other league rivals making moves, most notably Air Force and Colorado State, the door is closing and closing fast for the Cowboys.

Wyoming must right the ship quickly if they hope to make the postseason once March arrives.


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