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Slow start costs Cowboys in loss to Northern Colorado





A hot start by Northern Colorado (2-0) combined with a rash of turnovers created a deficit that the the Wyoming Cowboys (1-1) just couldn't overcome.  The Bears topped the Cowboys 67-53 in Greeley last night.  How bad was it in the beginning?  While UNC had a 31-4 lead about halfway through the first half.  That is a huge hole that even the Miami Heat would have a hard time recovering from. 

 

Wyoming did improve as the game went on and closed the gap to 41-23 at halftime.  Paco Cruz came out shooting in the second half and the Pokes put on a nice rally.  The lead was down to 52-44 with 8:19 left in the game.  The shots stopped dropping again for Wyoming and the Bears were able to distance themselves for the victory.

Wyoming hadn't lost to Northern Colorado in over six decades.  Not a loss that anyone would be happy about but I'm just going to chalk this one up as a really poor shooting night.  The Pokes did their best to fight back but it wasn't enough.

Awards after the jump.

 

Cowboy Joe: Paco Cruz was the only Wyoming player to reach double digits.  He was 4 of 6 from the field and had 13 points including three treys.  Did have five turnovers which was rough.

Cowboy Low: Arthur Bouedo had zero points in 14 minutes.  He hasn't done much during the first two games of the year.

Cowboy Foe: Devon Beitzel led all scorers with 20 points.  Was a shooter all night long.