This one will sting awhile for the Wyoming men’s basketball team.
In a game that saw seven ties and 11 lead changes, UW came up on the short end of a 61-58 loss at Nevada Saturday afternoon at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nev.
UW took its last lead at 58-56 with 1:32 to play after a layup by sophomore guard Josh Adams, who looked good in transition several times during the game.
The Cowboys didn’t score again.
Here are some second half highlights, including some late-game possessions for both teams.
Junior forward Larry Nance Jr. had 14 points and six rebounds, including a couple of impressive follow-up dunks off missed shots. But he was 5 of 15 from the field and 2 of 8 in the second half.
It hurt UW when junior guard Riley Grabau fouled out not long after Adams’ layup. Grabau shot the ball well as he was 4 of 9 from the field. All of his shots were from 3-point range.
UW got some big 3s in the second half from senior guard Nathan Sobey and senior wing Jerron Granberry. But they needed a couple of more baskets here and there in this game.
The Cowboys also needed to do better inside as Nevada fowards AJ West and Cole Huff combined for 27 points and 18 rebounds. Nevada senior guard Deonte Burton was his usual good self with 16 points. But the play of West and Huff hurt UW just as much — and at times more — than Burton.
UW now has to face two of the better teams in the Mountain West as it hosts New Mexico at 7 p.m. Wednesday and plays at Boise State at 7 p.m. next Saturday.