LARAMIE – At a time when frustrations and disappointment are high, University of Wyoming head coach Allen Edwards shared a quote with his team Monday morning that he hopes can provide a spark amid heartbreak.

Following a gut-wrenching overtime loss to UNLV, a game that the Cowboys (5-13 overall, 0-6 Mountain West) led by 7 points with 1 minute, 25 seconds remaining, anguish was clear on the faces of players and Edwards, and rightfully so: With a chance to ice the game, UW missed five free throws in a row, allowing the Runnin’ Rebels to tie the game and eventually win in the extra period. Worst of all was that the team’s best shooter, senior guard Jake Hendricks (88%), was one of the players shooting from the charity stripe late in the game.

Michael Katz is a writer for WyoSports. He can be reached by email at mkatz@wyosports.net. Follow him on Twitter at @MichaelLKatz.

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