Adams and the Cowboys Fire Their Way Past the Rams
Behind 37 points from Josh Adams, the Wyoming Cowboys completed a sweep of the Border War with an 84-66 win Saturday at Colorado State.
Adams tied the school record with nine 3-point field goals. It matched the mark set by Maurice Alexander in February of 1991. Adams grabbed eight rebounds, dished out seven assists and had four steals with two blocked shots.
Head coach Larry Shyatt stated in a UW release,
“What can you say about Josh Adams? I thought it may have been his best performance at both ends of the court. He had eight defensive rebounds -- and I mean up high on the square. He led the team, inspired the team. He dropped 9 of 16 threes -- what can you say?”
Jason McManamen added 20 points, while Jeremy Lieberman added 11.
Wyoming (13-15, 6-9) jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never trailed. Colorado State trimmed the lead to 51-42 with over 13 minutes left, but it’s as close as the Rams got. McManamen knocked down three’s on the next two Cowboys possessions that pushed the lead back to 14 points. UW posted their biggest win in Fort Collins since 1981.
The Pokes shot 55 percent from the field and went 17-of-37, 46 percent from beyond the arc.
Colorado State (14-13, 6-8) was held to 32 percent from the floor. They went 8-of-31, 26 percent, from deep.
The Cowboys will face San Diego State Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium.