Nevada Leaves No Doubt Against The Cowboys
The sixth-ranked Nevada Wolfpack avenged last year’s double-overtime loss in Laramie with an impressive 82-49 blowout of the Wyoming Cowboys Saturday night.
Nevada (24-1, 11-1) never trailed in the game and won its 11th straight. Five players scored in double figures led by Trey Porter with 14 points.
The Wolfpack shot 54.4 percent for the game. They were 9-23, 39 percent, from 3-point range. Nevada enjoyed a 40-28 advantage in rebounding. The Wolfpack scored 38 points in the paint, 23 points off 16 Wyoming turnovers, and got 22 points off their bench.
Wyoming (6-19, 2-10) shot just 30 percent in the game. They led by Justin James with 16 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Trevon Taylor added 13 points. Only five of the 10 Cowboys scored in the game. UW finished with seven assists and the 16 turnovers.
Nevada scored the first four points of the game. After a Taylor 3-pointer at the 17:47 mark of the first half, the Cowboys never got closer than three points the rest of the game. The Wolfpack led by as much as 17 in the first half before a 36-20 edge at the break. They pushed the lead to 36 points with 1:40 remaining.
Porter made five field goals and the four he had in the second half were all dunks. Caleb Martin and Jordan Caroline finished with 13 points each, Jazz Johnson scored 12 off the bench, and Tre’Shawn Thurman added 11 points.
The Pokes dropped to 13-45 all-time against teams ranked in the Top-10 in the nation.
Wyoming looks to snap its two-game skid at home Tuesday when the Cowboys host UNLV. The game starts at 8 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium.