According to Hoop Vision, the Cowboys “use the most post-ups of any team in the country, directly shooting or assisting off of 29 post-ups per game.”. They’re led by Graham Ike, who has the background of the typical March Madness breakout star. The 6-foot-9 forward, who possesses a 7-foot-5 wingspan, was the last player to commit to former UMBC assistant Jeff Linder’s 2020 class but was underrecruited after tearing his ACL during his senior year at Overland High School in Colorado. After missing his entire freshman season, Ike emerged as Wyoming’s go-to scorer. Ike averages 19.6 points, 9.6 rebounds per game, and his 7.3 fouls drawn per 40 minutes are fourth-best in the nation, according to KenPom, in one of the slower-paced half-court offenses in college hoops.
To even get there, though, they’ll have to upset Indiana in a First Four play-in game. Indiana is one of college hoops’ blue blood programs, yet the play-in game is notable for having produced two Final Four teams since its inception in 2011.