The Wyoming Cowboys were one of the worst teams in college basketball from a league that plays FBS football. 283rd out of 353 in the NET rankings, 2-16 in the MWC this season, and a deserved 10.5 point underdog to Colorado State tonight in Las Vegas in the 6-11 game of the Mountain West Conference tournament.
But we have our first big upset of 2020 March Madness, as No. 11 Wyoming defeated No. 6 CSU 80-74 at the Thomas & Mack Center to close the evenings proceedings. Wyoming went winless at home in conference play this year, and they still don’t have a W there as this was on a neutral floor, but it’s one of the bigger upsets in the league in 2020 outside of UNLV shocking San Diego State. Wyoming was +465 on the money line.
Wyoming was 12-26 from three-point range, and came away with the win despite being outrebounded 48-26. All five starters scored in double figures, with freshman guard Kwane Marble II leading the way with 20 points on 7-12 shooting.
With the win, the ‘Pokes will take on the No. 3 seed Nevada Wolfpack tomorrow at 11:30 p.m. ET in the quarterfinals, with the broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
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