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Wyoming Knocks Off Boise State 52-50

Last second shot from Nance gives Cowboys first Mountain West win.

Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys have been on the wrong side of a number of close games this season.  The tables were turned in Taco Bell Arena last night as the Pokes earned a hard fought 52-50 victory over the Boise State Broncos.  Larry Nance Jr.  hit a baseline jumper with just 1.6 seconds remaining to give Wyoming the lead.  This was nice payback for last year when Boise gave Wyoming it's first loss on a last second victory.

Earlier this week Wyoming fell to New Mexico in overtime.  The Pokes wouldn't let this victory get away from them this time.  Nance posted his sixth double-double of the year with 16 points and 10 rebounds.  He got some nice help from Jerron Granberry who had 11 points off the bench.  Starters Nathan Sobey had 11 points while Josh Adams added 10 points.  The Pokes shot 46.2% from the field and 75.6% from the charity stripe.

The Broncos certainly struggled with the Pokes tenacious defense and slower tempo.  Boise hit just 32% from the field and 16% from behind the arc.  Anthony Drimic had 20 points and seven rebounds to lead the Broncos.  Ryan Watkins had 15 points and was the only other Bronco in double figures.

The Cowboys were 10 point underdogs heading into this game.  With the win they improved to 10-6 (1-2).  Next up San Jose State comes to Laramie on the 18th.  The Spartans are 0-4 in Mountain West but are coming off narrow losses to Colorado State and New Mexico.