Shorthanded Cowboys Prepare For Utah State

Mar 7, 2016

Wyoming basketball Coach Larry Shyatt is not shedding any light on the dismissal of five players for the remainder of the season, but he’s hopeful that the impact will be limited.

Shyatt dismissed the five for “failing to meet the expectations of Cowboy basketball off the court.” UW officials says there will be no further comment on the details surrounding the suspensions.

Wyoming is preparing to face Utah State Wednesday in the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas. Shyatt said the team will have a shorter bench than usual and they are preparing for it. 

“We’ve messed around from time to time with some special defenses which we always prepare every game for. You know there is always a plan B and a plan C if things aren’t going well, or injury, illness, fatigue or foul trouble. There always needs to be that type of plan, but I don’t see major changes.”

Shyatt said the dismissals have had little impact on the remaining players who are focused on Utah State. Tipoff is Wednesday at noon.