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Wyoming pulls out win at Boise
Jan 13, 2014 - Staff
Junior forward Larry Nance Jr. hit a baseline jumper with 1.3 seconds left to give the University of Wyoming men's basketball team a dramatic 52-50 win at Boise State on Saturday night in Taco Bell Arena. Nance posted his sixth double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds, as the Cowboys (10-6, 1-2 MW) had their third-straight game come down to one basket.
"We called the same action the last three possessions and we had a counter to go to, the only thing we did was switch sides," UW head coach Larry Shyatt said. "We never had to go to [the counter], though, because we knocked the shot down. I've told the team the last two games, I love them to death. They maybe haven't got the credit they deserved the last two games, but tonight they get the credit because they executed."
After trailing by five with three minutes left, the Cowboys closed the game on a 9-2 run to hand the Broncos (11-5, 1-2 MW) their second home loss of the season. Nance had five points during the spurt and redshirt senior guard Jerron Granberry added the other four points, as Wyoming held Boise State to just two field goals over the last 9:30 of the game and 37 points under its season average at home. The Broncos had a chance with the last possession, but senior guard Nathan Sobey stole the inbounds pass to seal the Cowboy victory.
Nance's six double-double this season came on 6-of-12 from the field, 1-of-2 beyond the arc and 3-of-4 at the free throw line, as he added three blocks, two steals and two assists. Sobey and Granberry both contributed 11 points, while sophomore guard Josh Adams had 10 points.
The Cowboys outshot the Broncos in all three categories, going 46 percent from the field, 25 percent beyond the arc and 76 percent (13-of-17) at the free throw line.