Wyoming hopes rough season pays off in future
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — As Wyoming went through what turned out to be one of the worst seasons in program history, head coach Allen Edwards consistently made reference to the Cowboys' best...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vance Jackson scored 21 of his 26 points in the second half to help New Mexico overcome a 13-point deficit and beat Wyoming 78-68 on Wednesday in the first round of the Mountain...
James named to Mountain West second team
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming guard Justin James has been voted All-Mountain West Second Team by the league's coaches.
It's the third-straight season that James has been named All-Mountain...
Wyoming, NM meet in MWC tourney
No. 10 seed Wyoming (8-23, 4-14) vs. No. 7 seed New Mexico (13-17, 7-11)
Mountain West Conference Tournament First Round, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Wednesday, 3:30 p.m....
James leads Wyoming over New Mexico 88-81
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Justin James had 28 points and 12 rebounds as Wyoming beat New Mexico 88-81 on Saturday. A.J. Banks added 20 points for the Cowboys.
Wyoming seeks revenge on NM
New Mexico (13-16, 7-10) vs. Wyoming (7-23, 3-14)
Arena-Auditorium, Laramie, Wyoming; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Mexico goes for the season sweep over Wyoming after winning...
James lifts Wyoming past San Jose St. 81-71
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Justin James had 25 points and 11 rebounds as Wyoming topped San Jose State 81-71 on Wednesday night. Jake Hendricks added 20 points for the Cowboys.
Wyoming looks to extend streak vs San Jose St.
Wyoming (6-23, 2-14) vs. San Jose State (4-24, 1-15)
San Jose State Event Center, San Jose, California; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Wyoming looks for its eighth straight win in...
Swan scores 37 to lift Air Force past Wyoming 80-72
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Ryan Swan had a career-high 37 points as Air Force beat Wyoming 80-72 on Saturday.
Swan shot 13 for 17 from the floor, including 4 of 6 from deep. He added nine...
Wyoming looks for home win vs Air Force
Air Force (12-15, 7-8) vs. Wyoming (6-22, 2-13)
Arena-Auditorium, Laramie, Wyoming; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Wyoming looks for its fourth straight win over Air Force at...
Wyoming looks to end streak vs Fresno State
Wyoming (6-21, 2-12) vs. Fresno State (19-8, 10-5)
Save Mart Center, Fresno, California; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Fresno State looks to extend Wyoming's conference losing...
Paige, Carvacho carry Colorado St. over Wyoming 83-48
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) —
J.D. Paige had 15 points to lead five Colorado State players in double figures as the Rams rolled past Wyoming 83-48 on Saturday. Nico Carvacho added 13 points for...
Wyoming looks to sweep CSU
Wyoming (6-20, 2-11) vs. Colorado State (10-16, 5-8)
Moby Arena, Fort Collins, Colorado; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Wyoming goes for the season sweep over Colorado State after...
Clyburn scores 17 to carry UNLV past Wyoming 66-56
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Kris Clyburn had 17 points as UNLV defeated Wyoming 66-56 on Tuesday night.
Joel Ntambwe had 15 points for UNLV (15-11, 9-5 Mountain West Conference). Amauri Hardy added...
Queta, Merrill lead Utah State past Wyoming 76-59
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Neemias Queta scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Utah State pulled away in the second half to down Wyoming 76-59 on Wednesday night.
Sam Merrill had 19 points to lead the Aggies (19-6, 9-3 Mountain West Conference), who had won seven-straight before a 68-63 loss to San Diego State last Saturday. Quinn Taylor added 13 points and 10 rebounds and Abel Porter had 11 points.
James scores 36 to lead Wyoming over Colorado St. 74-66
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Justin James had a career-high 36 points as Wyoming got past Colorado State 74-66 on Saturday.
James made 5 of 6 3-pointers and shot 11 for 12 from the foul line. He added seven assists and six rebounds.
Trace Young had 13 points for Wyoming (6-17, 2-8 Mountain West Conference). Jake Hendricks added six rebounds.
Scottie with 34 points as Air Force downs Wyoming 81-76
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Lavelle Scottie scored a career-high 34 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Air Force downed Wyoming 81-76 on Wednesday night, snapping a two-game skid.
Scottie was 15 of 20 from the field for the Falcons (10-13, 5-6 Mountain West Conference). Ryan Swan added 19 points and eight rebounds and A.J. Walker had 12 points, four assists and four steals.
Boise State overpowers Wyoming 77-52 behind Williams
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — RJ Williams came off the bench to score 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting and he added four steals as Boise State breezed to a 77-52 victory over Wyoming on Saturday.
Alex Hobbs pitched in with 13 points and five rebounds and Marcus Dickinson scored 12 on four 3-pointers for the Broncos (9-11, 4-3 Mountain West Conference).
New Mexico runs away from Wyoming 83-53
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Led by Carlton Bragg's 16 points, six New Mexico players reached double figures as the Lobos pummeled Wyoming 83-53 on Saturday.
Vance Jackson added a double-double for New Mexico (9-9, 3-3 Mountain West) with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while reserve Keith McGee had a career-high 14 and Anthony Mathis had 12 points with eight rebounds.
The Cowboys (4-14, 0-5) got 12 from Justin James and 10 from A.J. Banks.
Ntambwe scores career-high 31, UNLV beats Wyoming 68-56
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joel Ntambwe had a career-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help UNLV beat Wyoming 68-56 on Saturday night.
Ntambwe made 11 of 17 from the field and 3 of 5 from 3-point range for the Rebels (8-6, 2-0 Mountain West), who are off to their best start in conference play in 13 years. UNLV beat Colorado State 78-76 in its Mountain West opener on Wednesday.
Young’s game-winner lifts Wyoming past Dixie State 65-63
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A 3-pointer from Trace Young at the buzzer lifted short-handed Wyoming to a 65-63 victory over Division II Dixie State on Saturday, breaking a slide of three straight losses.
Rosga scores 22 points, Denver defeats Wyoming 90-87 in OT
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Joe Rosga scored 22 points and made four consecutive free throws in the final nine seconds of overtime to help Denver defeat Wyoming 90-87 on Tuesday night.
Wyoming comes back in second half to beat South Carolina
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming rattled a young South Carolina team with a stingy defense for a much-needed win on its home court.
Senior Justin James scored 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out five assists as Wyoming came back in the second half to beat the Gamecocks 73-64 Wednesday night.
Hume with 23 points leads N. Colorado past Wyoming 85-80
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Freshman Bodie Hume scored a career-best 23 points and Northern Colorado held on to edge Wyoming 85-80 on Saturday night.
Hume was 6 of 12 from the field including four from distance for the Bears (5-1). Jordan Davis added 21 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, Trent Harris scored 13 points and Kai Edwards had 10 points and seven rebounds.
Prochet helps Niagara hold off Wyoming 72-67
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Marvin Prochet had 23 points and 12 rebounds on Friday night and Niagara held off Wyoming for a 72-67 win.
Chris Barton's 3-pointer with 2:45 left gave Niagara the lead for good at 64-61 and Prochet's jumper with 57 seconds made it 66-63. The Purple Eagles made all six free throws in the final 25 seconds.
James with 23 points leads Wyoming over Grambling 86-78
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Justin James scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Wyoming edged Grambling 86-78 on Wednesday night.
Hunter Maldonado added 21 points and a team-high 12 rebounds for the Cowboys (1-2). Trevon Taylor scored 21 points off the bench and contributed seven rebounds and Jake Hendricks chipped in 13 points.
Wyoming had 10 team steals contributing to 15 Grambling turnovers.
McLaughlin sparks late run, UCSB tops Wyoming 76-66
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — JaQuori McLaughlin scored 17 points and Devearl Ramsey added 14 in UC Santa Barbara's 76-66 defeat of Wyoming in a season opener Tuesday night thanks to a fierce closing run.
McLaughlin, a sophomore transfer from Oregon State, scored 12 of his 17 points in the first half, including five straight points to erase a brief Wyoming lead and put the Gauchos up 39-35 at halftime. UCSB was without leading scorer Max Heidegger, who is being treated for concussion symptoms.
Wyoming men’s basketball to focus on newcomers in exhibition
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Allen Edwards has watched his mix of holdovers and newcomers go at each other in practice the last few months.
On Thursday, Wyoming's basketball coach will finally get to see his team go against someone else.
Justin James will play for Wyoming next season
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming guard Justin James has withdrawn his name from the NBA Draft and will return to the Cowboys for his senior season.
James announced he was declaring for the NBA Draft on March 26, without signing with an agent. He participated in private workouts with numerous NBA franchises before deciding to return to Wyoming.
Wyoming’s James checks out NBA interest
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming junior guard Justin James has submitted papers for early entry to the 2018 NBA Draft to test the process and determine if there's any interest from NBA teams.
According to the university, James has not hired an agent, which means he can return to the Cowboys for the 2018-19 season if he doesn't declare for the draft.
James has until May 30 to remain in or remove his name from the draft.
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.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Chris Sengfelder scored 24 on 8-of-10 shooting, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range, and Lexus Williams added career-high tying 22 points to help Boise State beat Wyoming 95-87 on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
James with 18 points, Wyoming beats Air Force 66-54
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Justin James scored 18 points and Wyoming beat Air Force 66-54 on Wednesday night.
Louis Adams and Hayden Dalton added 12 points and eight rebounds apiece for the Cowboys (19-11, 10-7 Mountain West Conference) who close out the regular season at Boise State on Saturday and are still in contention for a first-round bye in the upcoming conference tournament.
James scores 26 points, leads Wyoming past Fresno St. 78-68
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Justin James scored 26 points and Wyoming snapped Fresno State's five-game win streak with a 78-68 victory on Saturday night.
Wyoming (18-11, 9-7 Mountain West Conference) rebounded from a 119-114 loss to New Mexico on Tuesday, and avenged a 22-point home loss to the Bulldogs on Feb. 3. Fresno State (20-9, 10-6), which had won by double digits in each of its last five games, remains in third place in the conference standings.
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).
Dalton with 27, Wyoming rolls to 83-65 win over Utah State
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Hayden Dalton scored 27 points and grabbed six rebounds and Wyoming rolled to an 83-65 win over Utah State on Wednesday night.
Dalton was 8 of 13 from the field and 9 of 10 from the free-throw line. Justin James added 14 points with six assists and three steals for the Cowboys (16-8, 7-4 Mountain West Conference) who are third place in conference behind Nevada (9-1) and Boise State (10-2).
Wyoming plays another OT game, tops Colorado State 91-86
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Hayden Dalton scored 26 points, Justin James had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Wyoming beat Colorado State 91-86 in double overtime Wednesday night.
Wyoming (15-7, 6-3 Mountain West) played three overtime periods last week, and Wednesday's contest was its sixth overtime game this season.
Wyoming has seen changes at starting point guard
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — When the Wyoming men's basketball team wrapped up its Jan. 24 win against then-No. 23 Nevada, the Cowboys did so largely without a traditional point guard down the stretch. Neither Cody Kelley nor Nyaires Redding played in the final 11 minutes of regulation.
Wyoming doesn't anticipate that being the case very often this season.
Wyoming guard named Mountain West player of the week
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming guard Justin James has been named the Mountain West player of the week.
It is the second time this season that James has earned the award.
James scored a career-high 33 points in a pair of overtime wins last week. He now ranks 26th in career scoring at Wyoming with 1,126 career points. James shot 59 percent from the field for the week and averaged nine rebounds per game.
James leads Wyoming to 90-86 win over San Jose State in OT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Justin James scored 33 points including nine in overtime that made the difference as Wyoming notched its third straight win with a 90-86 victory over San Jose State on Saturday.
James hit a 3-pointer midway in the extra period and followed it with a layup and a jumper to help give the Cowboys (14-7, 5-3 Mountain West) an 88-84 lead with 16 seconds left. He then sank two free throws with eight seconds to go.
Wyoming outlasts No. 23 Nevada 104-103 in double overtime
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is a tough place for visiting teams to play, especially ones in the Top 25.
Hayden Dalton scored seven of his 25 points in the second overtime and Wyoming edged No. 23 Nevada 104-103 on Wednesday night, giving the Cowboys their fifth victory in the last six home games against ranked opponents.
"Coming down the wire, we just had to make plays and we hit some good free throws down the stretch, took care of the ball and did what we needed to do," Dalton said.
Wyoming men’s basketball wants more out of its bench
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Allen Edwards has always liked his numbers. In his two seasons as Wyoming's head men's basketball coach, Edwards has been comfortable with the depth of players at his disposal.
Despite the departure of two seniors and two transfers before this season, Wyoming looked to be a team capable of employing a large rotation. At one point, Edwards even employed a platoon system, substituting in line changes like a hockey coach.
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.
Jackson’s career high lifts Lobos past Wyoming 75-69
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Antino Jackson had a career-high 20 points and Joe Furstinger added a double-double as New Mexico overcame a sloppy performance to beat Wyoming 75-66 Wednesday night.
Dalton, Wyoming rally from down 16, beat Boise St. in OT
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Hayden Dalton had 29 points and 12 rebounds and Justin James scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half to help Wyoming overcome a 16-point halftime deficit for a 79-78 overtime win over Boise State on Saturday night.
Cody Kelley scored four of his nine points in the final 66 seconds and added five rebounds and four assists for the Cowboys. James, who has 1,002 career points, became the 36th Wyoming (11-5, 2-1 Mountain West) player to score 1,000 points.
All 5 Nevada starters score in doubles in win over Wyoming
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Caleb Martin scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half, Cody Martin and Jordan Caroline each had a double-double and Nevada beat Wyoming 92-83 on Wednesday night for the Wolf Pack's 13th consecutive home win.
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.
Wyoming guard earns Mountain West player honor
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming guard Justin James has been named the Mountain West Conference player of the week.
James recorded double-doubles in wins against Eastern Washington and Texas Southern this past week.
It is the first time in his career he has earned the league award and the second time this season a Wyoming player garnered the accolade after senior forward Hayden Dalton was named Mountain West player of the week on Nov. 13.
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.