Wyoming head basketball coach Allen Edwards had these comments afters Saturday’s 72-66 win over Texas Southern in Laramie:
“This is a very good basketball team we beat tonight.Â There is a reason that they went into Oregon, Clemson, Toledo, Washington State and all the other teams (on their schedule) that led up to tonight and they played all those games close.Â I tried to get our guys to understand that coming into this game.”Â – Texas Southern is 0-11 on the season with all games played on the road.
“Before that final possession by them, we were talking in the huddle during the timeout that this was the moment where we needed to get a stop to win a game. I thought Cody (Kelley) did a great job, taking that charge square in his chest.Â The one thing we didn’t want to give them was a three-point shot to put them in a position to win the basketball game.Â We wanted them to play within the three-point line.”Â -Â In the final minute, senior guard Louis Adams gave UW the lead from the free throw line and junior guard Justine James blocked a three point attempt and followed it up with a pair of free throws to give Wyoming the late advantage. Sophomore guard Cody Kelly would take a charge on Texas Southern’s final procession to win the game for UW.
“These guys (Texas Southern) individually have a lot of talent, especially number three, Demontrae Jefferson,” Edwards said.Â “Some of their other guys are transfers from high major programs.Â And Coach (Mike) Davis has coached in a Final Four, coached in the national championship game.”Â – Sophomore guard Demontrae Jefferson led all scorers with 27 points on 9-of-20 shooting, and also added a game-high three steals.