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Wyoming Cowboys hope to begin Mountain West play after dealing with omicron spread

Sept 30, 2014; Laramie, WY, USA; Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls Basketball Media Day at Arena-Auditorium. Credit: Troy Babbitt
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After having coronavirus run through the Wyoming Cowboys basketball program, the Cowboys may finally get to play a game this weekend. Head Coach Jeff Linder said they will have enough players ready and able to play at Utah State on Saturday. Wyoming is 11–2 on the year, but the Cowboys have been off since Christmas.

"It's almost like at the end of the season, us coaches have a decompression depression," said Linder. "You grind through the season and it comes to a complete halt. And you're like, 'What do we do now?' And that's kind of what the last ten days, the last two weeks have really felt like. Because you just don't know and every day you're just getting hit with another body blow."

Linder said the team will have to play a number of makeup games in a short amount of time, but he joked they'd rather do that instead of attending practice. However, he thinks their conditioning will be ok.

"The guys who've played major minutes, their stamina and conditioning really hasn't been impacted as much as some of the guys that don't play as much. But some of those guys who haven't played as much may have to play a bit more," said Linder. "Really we've been at the mercy of the guys that we've had and we've had to adjust every day, because every day, it brings something different."

Linder said it's been a trying time for everyone and they are looking forward to just getting back to basketball.

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