Posted February 04, 2014

Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt will miss second game with viral illness

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Larry Shyatt (Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Larry Shyatt is 55-32 in his second stint as head coach at Wyoming. (Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Larry Shyatt, the 62-year-old coach of the Wyoming men’s basketball team, will miss a second straight game because of a viral illness, according to ESPN.com’s Andy Katz.

Shyatt won’t be with the Cowboys (14-7, 5-3 Mountain West) when they play at New Mexico on Wednesday, he said in a text message to Katz. The illness is not life-threatening, reports the Casper Star-Tribune.

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The coach also missed Wyoming’s 74-57 win over Utah State on Saturday.

Assistant coach Scott Duncan is hopeful Shyatt can return for Saturday’s game at UNLV, he told Katz.

Said Duncan: “He still has it but not enough energy.”

Shyatt coached Wyoming in the 1997-98 season before leaving for Clemson, where he was 70-84 in five seasons. After eight seasons as an assistant at Florida, he returned to the Cowboys.

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