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College Basketball Invitational
Wed March 20, 2013
Sobey leads Cowboys to last-minute victory in first round of College Basketball Invitational
Wyoming’s Nathan Sobey made a three-point shot at the buzzer as the Cowboys rallied to beat Lehigh 67-66 in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational.
Wyoming trailed most of the second half, but rallied to tie it, only to see Lehigh take the lead with six seconds left, setting up Sobey’s game winning shot.
"We had no timeouts left, so the timeout before that coach just said get it in quick and push the ball and see if we can get a bucket,” says Sobey. “So, credit to our guys for getting the ball out so quick and I was just open, Josh drove to the land and I was lucky it went it."
Derrious Gilmore led Wyoming with 25 points and Larry Nance Junior added 20.
The Cowboys won the game without star forward Leonard Washington who was injured during warm-ups. For Head Coach Larry Shyatt, that made the win even more special.
"But I gotta tell you I am so proud of these guys,” says Shyatt. “We played different people in different positions that they have never played."
The Cowboys advance to the second round of the CBI Monday night in Laramie.