Wyoming guard JayDee Luster scored a career high 18 points to lift the Cowboys to a 58-48 win over U-C Irvine. Luster normally distributes the ball, but the Anteaters played a defense that dared him to shoot.
“Coach Shyatt prepared us for that before the game. He told me about a week ago that guys are going to start playing off of you to try and slow down our offense. But you know I’ve been coming into the gym every night shooting 300 three’s…so I had that confidence at the end of the game to keep shooting.”
A Leonard Washington 3-pointer at the end of the shot clock with under four minutes to go, sparked the Cowboys down the stretch. Head Coach Larry Shyatt said defense won the game, noting that the Cowboys held U-C Irvine to just 48 points, well below its average. Wyoming is now 10-1, its best start since the 1987-88 season.