Cowgirls basketball team is focused on cleaning up mistakes following a two game skid

Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 12:13 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming suffered a tough loss to UNLV last week for what would’ve given them a share of the conference lead, and went on to lose again the following game against San Diego State.

Interim Head Coach Ryan Larsen said that part of the struggles have stemmed from the team being forced into more difficult shots.

”You know opponents, namely UNLV, did a really good job of taking us out of our offense and forcing us to take and try to make shots that don’t come out of the flow of our offense. And that’s on us. We’ve just got to do a better job of working harder and getting shots that we practice and that are within our offense,” Larsen said.

Even though the team has hit a cold stretch, they are still well-positioned in the conference; the Cowgirls currently sit at fourth in the Mountain West.

Plus, they have a golden opportunity to get back on track before their big Border War tilt in Fort Collins. Their next three games are against teams below .500, starting with a road matchup against Utah State.

Larsen said the team can’t spend too much time looking ahead to the Colorado State game, otherwise they will get caught by the Aggies and sink even further.

”I don’t hide from the fact that yeah, probably our kids are looking ahead to that, and that’s going to be exciting. It always is. It’s going to be fun. And they’re a good team. They’re a really good team. That’s a game that would certainly help us. But we’ve got to get through today’s practice, and start feeling good about what we need to improve on,” Larsen said.

The game in Logan will tip off at 6 p.m. Thursday.