Cowboys fall to Coastal Carolina in CBI finals opener

Mar 28, 2017 From staff reports

Laramie - A slow start offensively hindered the Cowboys in a 91-81 loss to Coastal Carolina in the first game of a best of three championship of the College Basketball Invitational presented by Five Four on Monday evening in Conway, South Carolina.

The two teams return to the Arena-Auditorium on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for the second game, if the Cowboys win it will force a third game on Friday at 5 p.m. in a contest also in the Arena-Auditorium.

"We have to get better as a program on the road," UW head coach Allen Edwards said. "Coastal Carolina protected their home floor with great energy and physicality. We tried to fight back, but we allowed too many points tonight."

Wyoming hit 13 three pointers for their 12th game in the last 13 with double-digit three pointers. The

Cowboys have 344 three pointers on the season. Coastal Carolina shot 47 from the field going 34-of-72.

UW held the last two opponents to under 40 percent from the field. Wyoming shot 44 from the field going 28-of-63. Wyoming shot 46 percent from the field in the first half.

Senior Jason McManamen recorded 19 points for his 24th game in double figures. McManamen hit four threes adding to his school record, as he has 207 in his career.

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