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Ex-Wyoming player pleads guilty

A Wyoming basketball player accused of kicking a man in the face during a bar fight has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge. Deputy Albany County prosecutor Joshua Merseal says Luke Martinez entered the plea Monday in circuit court in Laramie. A judge sentenced Martinez to 45 days in jail and ordered him to pay $58,000 restitution. He started serving the sentence Monday...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Wyoming player pleads guilty in bar fight

A Wyoming basketball player accused of kicking a man in the face during a bar fight has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge. Deputy Albany County prosecutor Joshua Merseal says Luke Martinez entered the plea Monday in circuit court in Laramie. A judge sentenced Martinez to 45 days in jail and ordered him to pay $58,000 restitution. He started serving the sentence Monday...
Via Fox Sports
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado St. 78, Wyoming 56

Colton Iverson scored 20 of his career-high 29 points in the first half to pace Colorado State to a 78-56 win over Wyoming on Wednesday night. Dorian Green added 18 and Greg Smith had 12 for Colorado State (23-7, 10-5 Mountain West). Larry Nance Jr. had 16 and Derrious Gilmore chipped in with 12 for Wyoming (18-12, 4-12), which has lost five straight. Colorado State, the top rebounding...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Shyatt’s Cowboys showing depth of Mountain West

While New Mexico, UNLV, and San Diego State have slid in and out of the Top 25 through the first half of the season, the Mountain West Conference has shown that it possibly  has the most depth that it has ever showcased.  This was certainly illustrated last weekend, when  Colorado State and Air Force took the Aztecs and the Runnin’ Rebels to overtime on the road before dropping...
Via College Chalktalk
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Wyoming player banned after bar fight

Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt has suspended one of the team's top scorers indefinitely after a bar fight. University of Wyoming athletics officials announced Monday that charges were filed against Luke Martinez over the weekend due to an off-campus incident Dec. 30. University officials are not saying more about what led to the suspension. Martinez is a 22-year-old senior who...
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January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Wyoming 71, Denver 61

Luke Martinez scored 25 points and Larry Nance Jr. 21, both career highs, to lead Wyoming over Denver 71-61 on Tuesday night. Derrious Gilmore added 12 points for the Cowboys, who shot 65 percent from the floor and are off to an 11-0 start for the first time since 1987-88. Martinez was 9 of 12 from the floor, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range, and Nance was 11 of 11 from the...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Wyoming 74, Panhandle St. 55

Derrious Gilmore scored 21 points and sank 6 of 10 from beyond the arc to lead Wyoming over Oklahoma Panhandle State 74-55 on Saturday. Leonard Washington added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Cowboys (10-0) while Larry Nance Jr. had 13 points and Luke Martinez scored 12. Bill Lee paced the Aggies with 18 points and nine rebounds. Wyoming struggled for 30 minutes against their...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Wyoming 81, Illinois St. 67

Larry Nance Jr. scored 19 points and the Cowboys ran their winning streak to nine with an 81-67 comeback win over Illinois State Tuesday night. Wyoming trailed 43-29 at halftime, and was down 50-31 with 17 minutes left. A 14-0 Cowboys run pulled them within 60-59 with 8:32 to play, and Wyoming outscored the Redbirds 18-1 in the final 5 minutes. Luke Martinez added 17 points for...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 19 Colorado loses at Wyoming

Colorado may want to stay away from Wyoming for a while, at least on the basketball court. The No. 19 Buffaloes dropped their sixth straight against the Cowboys dating back to 1997, losing 76-69 on Saturday night. Colorado had its poorest shooting game of the season and committed a season-high 17 turnovers against a stingy Wyoming defense. ''When you're not taking...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 19 Colorado loses 76-69 at Wyoming

Colorado may want to stay away from Wyoming for a while, at least on the basketball court. The No. 19 Buffaloes dropped their sixth straight against the Cowboys dating back to 1997, losing 76-69 on Saturday night. Colorado had its poorest shooting game of the season and committed a season-high 17 turnovers against a stingy Wyoming defense. ''When you're not taking...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Wyoming 76, No. 19 Colorado 69

Leonard Washington scored 22 points and Larry Nance Jr. added 14 as Wyoming used a stingy defense to beat No. 19 Colorado 76-69 Saturday night. Luke Martinez added 13 points, while Josh Adams and Derrious Gilmore each scored 12 as Wyoming (8-0) beat a ranked opponent at home for the eighth time in 13 games since the 1995-96 season. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points and Andre Roberson...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado-Wyoming Preview

Wyoming and Colorado haven't started this well since the 1980s. The Cowboys own an 18-game non-conference home win streak and have beaten the No. 19 Buffaloes five straight times heading into Saturday night's matchup between these unbeatens. Wyoming (7-0) is off to its best start since going 11-0 to begin the 1987-88 season. Colorado is 6-0 for the first time since 1989...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Wyoming 68, UC Santa Barbara 40

Luke Martinez scored 17 points Wednesday night and Wyoming beat UC Santa Barbara 68-40, giving the Cowboys their first 7-0 start since the 1969-70 season. Larry Nance Jr. and Derrious Gilmore scored 12 points apiece for Wyoming, which goes for its eighth win at home Saturday against No. 19 Colorado. The 1987-88 Cowboys won their first six games. Alan Williams scored 11 points and...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Wyoming 63, CS Bakersfield 49

Leonard Washington scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Wyoming over Cal State Bakersfield 63-49 on Saturday night. Luke Martinez and Riley Grabau added 11 each for Wyoming (6-0). Brandon Barnes scored 13, and Erik Kinney 10 to lead Cal State Bakersfield (1-5), which shot only 28 percent. Nathan Sobey's 20-foot jumper with 9:11 remaining put Wyoming up 43-28...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Wyoming 67, Southern U. 60

Leonard Washington had 17 points and eight rebounds and keyed a second-half rally as Wyoming beat Southern 67-60 on Friday as the Cowboys won the Global Hoops Sports Showcase. Larry Nance Jr. had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Wyoming (4-0), while Derrious Gilmore also had 12 points and Luke Martinez added 11. Malcolm Miller led Southern (1-4) with 14, while Jameel Grace scored...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Wyoming 71, S. Dakota 51

Luke Martinez drilled 7 of 9 shots from 3-point range and scored 21 points to lead Wyoming over South Dakota 71-51 in the Global Sports Hoops Showcase on Thursday night. Leonard Washington added 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Larry Nance Jr. scored 12 for Wyoming (3-0). Casey Kasperbauer had 12 to lead South Dakota (0-2), while Juevol Myles added 11 and Tyler Flack 10. Martinez...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Wyoming 73, NC Central 60

Luke Martinez sank four 3-pointers and scored 20 points while Leonard Washington had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Wyoming over North Carolina Central 73-60 Wednesday night on the opening day of Global Sports Hoops Showcase. Derrious Gilmore added 10 points for Wyoming (2-0). Larry Nance Jr. pulled down 13 rebounds and had five points for the Cowboys. Ray Willis scored 20 points...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Young Poke aims to help Wyoming continue winning ways

Simply put, the Mountain West Conference is not a historical powerhouse. When schedules were released in the past, opponents from other conferences surely jotted down a mental “W” next to teams from the MWC (which was probably appropriate). Currently, this isn’t the case. Over time – the past few years specifically – the MWC has produced some high-quality basketball. Programs...
Via College Chalktalk
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Wyoming 64, Boise St. 54

Francisco Cruz scored 16 points while Leonard Washington added a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds to help Wyoming snap a four-game losing streak with a 64-54 win over Boise State on Saturday. Luke Martinez added 10 points for Wyoming (19-9, 5-7 Mountain West), which never trailed after taking an 8-6 lead on a 3-pointer by JayDee Luster. Boise State (13-14, 3-9) was led...
Via Fox Sports
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Wyoming digs in to upset Runnin' Rebels

Last-second shots to win a game have provided some of the most thrilling and memorable finishes in college basketball. Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt, though, preferred the way it ended for his team Saturday in a 68-66 upset of No. 11 UNLV: with a defensive stand. ''If it had to end in our favor, I'm really happy the way it ended because we didn't make a magnificent...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Wyoming upsets No. 11 UNLV 68-66

Leonard Washington and Francisco Cruz scored 16 points apiece and Wyoming throttled No. 11 UNLV's high-scoring offense in a 68-66 victory Saturday. Luke Martinez added 15 points - all on 3-pointers - and Adam Waddell scored 14 for Wyoming (18-5, 4-3 Mountain West). The win snapped a four-game losing streak against UNLV (21-4, 5-2) and was Wyoming's first victory against...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Wyoming 68, No. 11 UNLV 66

Leonard Washington and Francisco Cruz scored 16 points apiece and Wyoming throttled No. 11 UNLV's high-scoring offense in a 68-66 victory Saturday. Luke Martinez added 15 points - all on 3-pointers - and Adam Waddell scored 14 for Wyoming (18-5, 4-3 Mountain West). The win snapped a four-game losing streak against UNLV (21-4, 5-2) and was Wyoming's first victory against...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Wyoming 75, Boise St. 64

Luke Martinez scored 17 points and Francisco Cruz added 16 as Wyoming defeated Boise State 75-64 on Saturday. Leonard Washington added 10 points and the Cowboys (17-4, 3-2 Mountain West) shot 65.8 percent from the field while handing Boise State its sixth straight loss. Joe Hanstad scored 13 points, Ryan Watkins added 12 and Tre' Nichols scored 11 for the Broncos (10-10, 0...
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January 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Wyoming falls to No. 13 San Diego State 52-42

Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt says a lack of team play hurt the Cowboys in Tuesday night's 52-42 loss to No. 13 San Diego State. ''The pronoun for us is `we' not `I,''' Shyatt said. ''We've got to get better from this and learn from this.'' San Diego State's win was its 11th straight. While Wyoming held the Aztecs to a season-low...
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January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 13 San Diego St. 52, Wyoming 42

Jamaal Franklin had 12 points and 11 rebounds and No. 13 San Diego State extended its winning streak to 11 games with a 52-42 victory over Wyoming on Tuesday night. Chase Tapley added 12 points for the Aztecs (18-2, 4-0 Mountain West). The victory was the 250th at San Diego State for coach Steve Fisher, who is in his 13th season with the Aztecs. Leonard Washington had 12 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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