A cold shooting second half hurt the Wyoming Cowboys in a 71-60 loss at Fresno State Tuesday night.

The Cowboys built a 12-point lead in the first half and held a 37-33 edge at the break. UW shot 53 percent and knocked down six 3-pointers that helped them gain that advantage.

The second half saw the Pokes go ice cold. They shot just under 21 percent and made only five field goals, all of which were 3-pointers.

Fresno State held the Cowboys without a point for nearly 8 minutes. They turned a seven-point deficit into a four-point lead. Wyoming pulled within three with six minutes left, but the Bulldogs out-scored UW 17-9 for an 11-point victory.

Wyoming (10-12, 3-6) lost its third straight. Josh Adams led the Cowboys with 32 points. It’s his seventh game of 30 points or more this season, but the Pokes record in those fell to 2-5. For the game, UW shot 35 percent from the floor.

Fresno State (14-7, 5-3) won back-to-back conference games for the first time this season. All five Bulldog starters scored in double figures. Marvelle Harris led the way with 25 points. Fresno State shot 42 percent. They also held a 39-26 edge on the glass, which included 12 offensive boards. The Bulldogs also capitalized with 22 points off 11 Wyoming turnovers.

The Cowboys come home for the Border War against rival Colorado State Saturday at 4 p.m.

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