Boise State Continues Winning Streak In Sweep Of Wyoming On The Road
Broncos head home with plenty of momentum in their title pursuits.
Six Broncos reach double figures in Boise State win at Wyoming.
Well that is a wrap from Laramie for the Broncos, who enjoyed back-to-back double-digit wins over a very young and talented Cowboys squad this week. In doing so they head home with a now twelve game winning streak and some history for the record books.
— Boise State MBB (@BroncoSportsMBB) January 14, 2021
The Broncos made program history on Wednesday by notching their first ever 8-0 start to conference play in Boise State history.
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) January 14, 2021
As you can tell from the bench antics above, this team is riding high, playing spectacularly and looking to bring some trophies back home to Boise this season.
This two game sweep of the Cowboys on the road had some turns and moments of hope for the home squad. The average margin of victory was 21.5 PPG, but at times was a little closer than the box scores would reflect.
In game one the half-time score had the Cowboys only trailing 35-43, only to fall victim to a fresh Broncos squad out of half-time to ultimately fall 83-60. While game two was similar but flipped, with the Broncos up 55-33 from a spectacular first-half performance, leaving an impressive bounce back effort from Wyoming in the second-half (outscored Boise State 37-35) a little too late.
Something of note is the dwindling bench depth used by first year head coach Jeff Linder, with only seven players seeing the court last night. While on the other side Boise State had six players in double figures, with big showings from a pair former Pac-12 transfers in Abu Kigab (15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals & 2 blocks) and Devonaire Doutrive (17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assists & 1 steal).
For Wyoming fans don’t worry, this is a very young and talented Cowboys squad without a senior on the roster. And given the extra-year of eligibility athletes will be entitled to next year, you get these players a little longer than usual, enjoy it.
— Wyoming Cowboy Basketball (@wyo_mbb) January 14, 2021
The Broncos head home to Boise as they prepare to host Fresno State in the next double-header. The stampeding Broncos will get a slight break this time around, with a week in between games.
The Cowboys head south to Colorado Springs for their next double-header to take on the Falcons in hopes of regaining some winning momentum. Unlike Boise State who gets a little break between match ups, Wyoming’s turnaround is much shorter with game one of their series with Air Force coming in just two days this Saturday at 2:00 PM MT on the Mountain West Network.