Cowboys In, but Cowgirls Out

Laramie, WY (KGWN)- Larry Shyatt and the Wyoming Cowboys are counting their blessings.

That's because the season is not yet over the Pokes, nor the careers of seniors Nathan Sobey and Jerron Granberry.

Wyoming will play in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) for the third consecutive year.

The Cowboys will play on the road against Texas A&M on Wednesday, March 19, in College Station, TX.

In each of the last two trips to the CBI, the Cowboys won in the first round, defeating North Dakota State 78-75 in 2012 and beating Lehigh 67-66 in 2013.

Including a 1998 trip to the NIT, Larry Shyatt has lead the Cowboys to a postseason appearance in each of his four seasons as head coach of the team.

The Cowboys finished the season 18-14 and 9-9 in the conference, compare that to a 20-11 record for the Wyoming Cowgirls, including 10-8 in the Mountain West, and the Cowgirls would seem a sure bet for a postseason berth.

That has not proven to be the case, however.

Three Mountain West teams earned a chance to play in the postseason but Wyoming was not amongst them.

Mountain West champs, Fresno State received an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament as a #13 seed.

CSU, which defeated the Cowgirls 95-92 in triple overtime in the Mountain West Tournament, will play in the NIT.

Boise State received an invite to play in the CBI.

This is the second time in the last five years that Wyoming has not received a postseason invitation, effectively ending the college careers of seniors Fallon Lewis, Chelan Landry, and Kaylee Hoffman.

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