The Cowboys Are Still Perfect In Conference With Win Over The Broncos
A strong second half kept the Wyoming Cowboys undefeated in Mountain West play, as they topped the Boise State Broncos 65-54 Saturday in Laramie.
Wyoming (15-2, 4-0) continued its best start to league play since 2003. They've won 13 straight in the Arena Auditorium, which is the longest streak since 2000-01.
Cowboys head coach Larry Shyatt,
"I thought our guys did a tremendous job in the second half. I was disappointed in the first half because of a lack of focus by our guys on the scouting report."
Larry Nance Jr. scored 18 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Josh Adams added 16 points and Riley Grabau had 15.
The Pokes trailed 31-30 at half, but scored the first five points of the second period to take the lead for good. Adams scored eight points for the Pokes on a pair of three's and a dunk for a 43-36 lead with just under 13 minutes left. Alan Herndon's nailed a key 3-pointer with the shot clock buzzer going off at the 3:41 mark. Finally, Riley Grabau closed it out with eight free throws in the final 1:34.
Boise State (10-6, 0-3) was led by Derrick Marks with 16 points. James Webb III added 15 points on five 3-pointers.
Wyoming shot 54 percent from the field. They had a 30-19 edge in rebounding, and 19 assists on 22 baskets.
The Broncos did hit ten 3-pointers, but shot only 40 percent from the floor. They did not get an offensive rebound in the second half.
Shyatt added, "It was a big win, and every game in conference play for every team in the country is tough; nothing comes easy; you have to earn every victory."
The Cowboys return to action at 9 p.m. Wednesday, when they host San Diego State.