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Wyoming trumps Boise State 64-54

Feb 25, 2012 - Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Francisco Cruz scored 16 points while Leonard Washington added a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds to help Wyoming snap a four-game losing streak with a 64-54 win over Boise State on Saturday.

Luke Martinez added 10 points for Wyoming (19-9, 5-7 Mountain West), which never trailed after taking an 8-6 lead on a 3-pointer by JayDee Luster.

Boise State (13-14, 3-9) was led by Kenny Buckner, who had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Anthony Drmic's 3-pointer drew Boise State within 39-36, but Cruz started a 13-4 run with two free throws and a layup, while Washington had a 3-pointer during the surge and hit a free throw to put Wyoming up 52-40 with 6:46 remaining.

Jeff Elorriaga's two free throws cut the lead to 58-52 with two minutes left, but Wyoming made four straight free throws and Cruz hit a layup to account for the final margin.

Box Score

BOISE ST. (13-14)

Buckner 4-8 2-2 10, Marks 3-5 2-2 8, Drmic 3-10 0-0 8, Hanstad 1-3 0-0 3, Nichols 0-3 0-0 0, Elorriaga 1-3 2-2 5, Hadziomerovic 0-1 0-0 0, Bropleh 1-6 5-5 7, Wiley 2-9 0-0 5, Perryman 3-7 1-2 8. Totals 18-55 12-13 54.

WYOMING (19-9)

Washington 6-12 2-4 15, Waddell 3-8 0-0 6, Luster 2-5 4-5 9, Martinez 3-8 2-3 10, Cruz 5-11 4-4 16, Bouedo 1-2 0-0 2, Gilmore 0-0 0-0 0, Nance Jr. 3-5 0-2 6, Watsabaugh 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 23-51 12-19 64.

Halftime-Wyoming 32-26. 3-Point Goals-Boise St. 6-24 (Drmic 2-7, Elorriaga 1-2, Perryman 1-3, Hanstad 1-3, Wiley 1-5, Nichols 0-1, Bropleh 0-3), Wyoming 6-17 (Martinez 2-5, Cruz 2-6, Washington 1-2, Luster 1-2, Nance Jr. 0-1, Bouedo 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Boise St. 37 (Buckner, Perryman 7), Wyoming 33 (Washington 11). Assists-Boise St. 7 (Elorriaga, Perryman 2), Wyoming 14 (Cruz, Luster 4). Total Fouls-Boise St. 19, Wyoming 15. A-6,281.

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