The ESPN/USA Today Basketball Coaches poll has ranked the unbeaten Wyoming Cowboys 25th in the nation. The Cowboys just missed being ranked in the top 25 of the Associated Press poll by gathering just enough votes to place 27th.
Head Coach Larry Shyatt is downplaying the ranking, comparing his team to riding in a car.
Wyoming Cowboys basketball Coach Larry Shyatt says he is thrilled with the way his team has remained focused throughout its 13 game winning streak. Despite the fact that Wyoming is unbeaten, it has failed to crack the national rankings. Shyatt said the players have not let that distract them.
“And I think they have been really, really good at being at what I called it earlier laser focused on what’s important now. They seem to repeat the saying that we’ve had around here that happy is for March.”
The Wyoming Cowboys basketball team is adding an important piece to its future. 6-5 guard Charles Hankerson Junior is transferring from the University of Alabama where he was an occasional starter to play his last two years at Wyoming.
He averaged 3-point-6 points a game in 30 games with the Crimson Tide last year and Wyoming Head Coach Larry Shyatt says he will be an important addition to what could be a young team in 2013.
The Wyoming Cowboys basketball team has signed six-foot-three-inch guard Nathan Sobey to a national letter of intent to play for Wyoming next season.
Sobey is an Australian native who played for Cochise Junior College in Arizona last season where he averaged 16 and a half points and seven rebounds a game. Wyoming Head Coach Larry Shyatt says Sobey should be a solid replacement for outgoing Senior Paco Cruz.
The Wyoming Cowboys basketball team will open first round play of the College Basketball Invitational in Laramie Wednesday night. The Pokes face North Dakota State who finished fifth in the Summit League. Wyoming had hoped to get selected to play in the more prestigious National Invitation Tournament, but Cowboys Center Adam Wadell says it’s just nice to play in the postseason. He says the team has exceeded expectations all year.