After playing five games in nine days the Wyoming Cowboys took a much needed break, but the break did not seem to be long enough as the Cowboys fell to the South Dakota Coyotes Wednesday night 80-70.
The loss was the third straight for The Pokes and dropped their 2010 season record to 2-5. The Coyotes came out drained the 3-point shot hitting one after the other to keep Wyoming on their toes. The three was what killed the Cowboys as South Dakota shot 53% from downtown while Wyoming barely could hit 35% from the same downtown area.
The Cowboys were led in scoring by Amath M’Baye with 15.
As the second half started Wyoming came out looking like a different team even taking the lead with just over 15 minutes to go in the game. The Pokes lead was short lived as the Coyotes took control of the game behind 29 points from Louie Krogman and never looked back.
For the game South Dakota shot 51% from the field and that was too tough for a Wyoming team that could not find their grove to overcome even with three other players besides M’Baye scoring in double figures.
The Cowboys next game will be at home Saturday December 4th when they host the Indiana State Sycamores; tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. in the Arena Auditorium.