It's always interesting in the early going to run up against a lower-conference opponent with few losses on their schedule, but with few solid wins under their belt. You never can tell how good they really are. Wyoming is just another example of a mid-major feasting on small conference fodder in the early going.
Their best win so far on the season is probably a 19-point thrashing of Northern Colorado up in Laramie, and the rest of their schedule is ripe with rankings roughly equivalent to the weight of an average NFL lineman. Add to that the fact that every game, except their lone loss to Wisconsin-Green Bay, was played at home. While they have been slicing through their schedule, beating opponents by at least double figures in all of their wins, their early season schedule has been crazy soft, so don't be too impressed by their 8-1 record. CU is their biggest non-conference opponent, by far.
|Coach Larry Shyatt hasn't lead the Pokes against stellar competition this season.|
The key player on the team is probably Luke Martinez. The 6-4 junior shoots the three all night long, having attempted 50 treys already in the brief season. The bad news for CU is he makes 46% of those 3's, creating a problem for the Buffs shaky perimeter pick defense. Three times this season he's attempted nine or more 3's in a game, and I expect nothing less this evening.
|Martinez is a serious outside threat.|
|JayDee Luster will spend all evening dishing the ball off.|
CU 73 - Wyoming 67
GO BUFFS! BEAT THE POKES!