Nevada Takes Down the Cowboys, 75-69
The Wyoming Cowboys blew a 10-point second half lead and lost to the Nevada Wolfpack, 75-69, Wednesday night in Laramie.
Nevada (11-7, 3-3) utilized a 15-2 run midway through the second half. It got them back in the game, and the surge led to a three-point lead. In the middle of it, an altercation between the Wolfpack’s Cameron Oliver and UW’s Jason McManamen led to a series of technical fouls on both teams. Oliver was eventually ejected for a second technical foul with 12:49 left.
Neither team led by more than three points for a six minute stretch. The Cowboys managed a slim 63-60 lead with 3:41 left. The Wolfpack rallied and took the lead for good with a 7-0 spurt capped by D.J. Fenner’s 3-pointer.
Wyoming (10-10, 3-4) pulled within two points on three separate occasions in the last couple of minutes. It was Fenner that sealed it with another trey with 16 seconds remaining.
Nevada had four players in double figures led by Tyron Criswell and Oliver with 19 points apiece. Fenner finished with 12 points. He had two at half. The Wolfpack shot 38 percent from the floor. They went 7-of-14 from deep.
The Cowboys were led by Josh Adams with 23 points. Jason McManamen chipped in 12. UW shot only 33 percent from the field. They went 9-of-32, 28 percent, from beyond the arc.
The game featured 13 lead changes and 13 ties.
Neither team led by more than six points in the first half. It was 36-32 Pokes at the break.
Wyoming will host Boise State in their next game on Saturday at 2 p.m.