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Wyoming head coach Larry Shyatt to miss second straight game due to illness

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 24: Head coach Larry Shyatt of the Wyoming Cowboys talks to his bench during the game against the UNLV Rebels at the Thomas & Mack Center January 24, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

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On Jan. 8, Wyoming dropped a 72-69 overtime game against New Mexico, a contest later overshadowed by the height of the rims the Lobos were shooting at in the second half.

For Wednesday’s rematch with the Lobos at The Pit, the Cowboys will be without head coach Larry Shyatt due to an illness, according to a report from ESPN Senior Writer Andy Katz. Shyatt missed Wyoming’s previous game, a win over Utah State on Saturday. This is the same viral illness that forced Shyatt to miss a game against Air Force on Jan. 22.

Shyatt sent a text message to ESPN stating he hopes to get back to the sidelines as soon as he overcomes his illness.

Wyoming is currently 14-7 (5-3 Mountain West), good for fifth in the conference. New Mexico is 17-4 (8-1 Mountain West), trailing No. 5 San Diego State for first in the conference.

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