First-year University of Wyoming men’s basketball coach Jeff Linder coaches his team during the Cowboys’ 76-74 loss to Texas Southern on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie. Courtesy

LARAMIE – There aren’t too many tricks Boise State head coach Leon Rice can pull Monday night that are going to catch Jeff Linder off guard. When you spend six years working for someone, you tend to learn the ins and outs of how they prepare for every scenario.

Linder, the University of Wyoming’s first-year men’s basketball coach, was an assistant under Rice from 2010-16. The Broncos reached incredible heights during that tenure – two NCAA Tournament appearances and a Mountain West regular-season title in 2014-15.

Michael Katz covers the University of Wyoming for WyoSports. He can be reached at mkatz@wyosports.net or 307-755-3325. Follow him on Twitter at @michaellkatz.

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