BOISE, Idaho -
The University of Wyoming men's basketball team lost a 94-71 game at Boise State on Saturday afternoon in Taco Bell Arena. The Cowboys (12-14, 5-8 MW) were within nine points with eight minutes left, but the Broncos (17-9, 8-5 MW) closed with a 24-10 run to hand UW its sixth loss by double digits this season.
Senior guard Josh Adams finished with a team-high 16 points, including six assists and three steals. His three triples move him to 70 for fifth in UW single-season history, while he made his 116th start in brown and gold to tie Eric Leckner (1985-88) for third in school history. Sophomore guard Alexander Aka Gorski contributed 14 points, one shy of his career high, while junior guard Jason McManamen had 13 points, including three threes as well. Sophomore forward Hayden Dalton added 10 points, as the Pokes are now 6-1 this season when four Cowboys score in double figures.
After a school-record 20 threes in their last outing, the Pokes made 11 on 46 percent (11-of-24) beyond the arc and 46 percent (22-of-48) from the field. Boise State connected on 55 percent (32-of-58) from the field and 42 percent (10-of-24) from deep, while the Broncos earned a 33-20 advantage on the boards for a 40-18 lead in points in the paint. BSU's 94 points tied a season high for a UW foe, while its 55 percent from the field was a season high as well.
Neither team started the game well offensively, but the Broncos got hot late in the half to build a 37-29 lead at halftime. Wyoming shot just 28 percent (7-of-25) from the field in the opening half and 29 percent (4-of-14) from deep, while Boise State hit 52 percent (13-of-25) and 46 percent (5-of-11), respectively. The Broncos outrebounded the Cowboys, 16-15, for a 14-6 advantage in the paint.
Wyoming returns home to host Fresno State on Wednesday at 7 p.m. MT in the Arena-Auditorium.