New faces look to join Wyoming basketball team
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The good news for Wyoming's men's basketball team is the Cowboys have started the Allen Edwards era with the momentum of back-to-back 20-win seasons.
The bad news? Many of the contributors that helped get that going are no longer around. Wyoming opened practice last week having to replace more than half of its scoring and rebounding from last season in Hayden Dalton, Alan Herndon and Cody Kelley, all of whom are out of eligibility.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Furstinger scored 15 of his career-high 23 points in the second half and grabbed nine rebounds to help New Mexico beat Wyoming 85-75 on Thursday night in the Mountain West Conference Tournament.
Troy Simons had 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting and Antino Jackson scored 11 for third-seeded New Mexico.
The Lobos (17-14) will play No. 7 seed Utah State, which knocked off second-seeded Boise State, in the semifinals on Friday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Justin James scored 24 points and didn't miss a shot as No. 6 seed Wyoming beat 11th-seeded San Jose State 74-61 in the first round of a Mountain West Conference Tournament game Wednesday night.
Wyoming advances to play No. 3 seed New Mexico Thursday night.
Wyoming basketball players get media honors
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming senior forward Hayden Dalton and junior guard Justin James have been named first team All-Mountain West by members of the media who cover the league.
Senior forward Alan Herndon was named the league's defensive player of the year and honorable mention All-Conference with senior guard Louis Adams being named sixth man of the year.
The all-conference awards as voted by the head coaches will be announced by the conference on Tuesday.
Wyoming cruises to 89-75 win over San Jose State
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Hayden Dalton sank six 3-pointers and hauled in 10 rebounds to lead Wyoming to an 89-75 win over San Jose State on Saturday.
Dalton was 6 of 12 from the field and hit all four of his free throws to finish with 22 points and pick up his sixth straight 20-point game. Justin James added 17 points, Alan Herndon had 15 points and Cody Kelley, Hunter Maldonado and Alexander Aka Gorski had 11 points each for Wyoming (17-10, 8-6 Mountain West Conference).
Bob paces Colorado State to 78-73 road win over Wyoming
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Che Bob scored 17 points, Nico Carvacho grabbed 13 rebounds and Colorado State held off Wyoming 78-73 on Saturday.
The Cowboys raced to a 6-0 lead before Colorado State (10-9, 3-3 Mountain West) poured it on with a 22-3 run over a 9½-minute span and never trailed again.
Spight sparks Northern Colorado to 91-84 win over Wyoming
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Andre Spight scored 24 points and handed out 10 assists and Northern Colorado turned back Wyoming 91-84 on Tuesday night for its fourth straight win.
Jalen Sanders added 16 points and he and Spight each had four of the Bears' 14 3-pointers on the night. Jordan Davis and Anthony Johnson both scored 13 and Roberto Vercellino added 11 points off the bench.
Justin James leads Wyoming over Texas Southern 72-66
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Justin James had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Wyoming pulled away in the final minute to beat winless Texas Southern 72-66 on Saturday night.
James was 7 of 14 from the floor and made 6 of 7 free throws. Alan Herndon added 10 points for Wyoming (9-3).
Demontrae Jefferson scored 27 points to lead Texas Southern (0-11).
Donte Clark scored seven straight points, Jefferson made a jumper and Trayvon Reed a free throw and Texas Southern led 65-64 with 51 seconds remaining.
Wyoming uses post players off bench to vary game speed
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Allen Edwards likes to use the word "aggressive" rather than "fast" or "up-tempo." But however you word it, the second-year head coach has brought a different speed to the Wyoming men's basketball team.
Now, Edwards' Pokes are adding another gear.
With Edwards trying out some new lineups to keep senior forwards Alan Herndon and Hayden Dalton fresh, the Cowboys, at times, are using a slower offense that runs more through the post.
Dalton, James lead Wyoming past E Washington 93-88 in OT
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Justin James scored on a fast-break after a steal, Hayden Dalton threw down back-to-back dunks and Nyaires Redding hit a pair of free throws with one second left and Wyoming slammed the door on Eastern Washington 93-88 in overtime Tuesday night.
Wyoming pulls away from Pacific for 86-72 win
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Alan Herndon scored 21 points, Hayden Dalton got his second double-double of the season and Wyoming pulled away in the second half for an 86-72 win over Pacific on Saturday.
Wyoming holds off Drake in double overtime
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Alan Herndon scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Justin James and Hayden Dalton also had double-doubles as Wyoming held off Drake 96-89 in double overtime on Saturday.
Dalton scores 22 to help Wyoming beat Oregon State 75-66
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Hayden Dalton summed up his game in one word: versatility.
"Being able to stretch the floor at the four position, handle the ball, bring it up the court, play a bunch of different positions and guard different positions," said the senior forward of his own game.
His all-around skills were on full display Monday night.
Dalton had 22 points, including four-3-pointers, and nine rebounds to help Wyoming beat Oregon State 75-66.