Bryant Rucker led Denver (5-2) with 17 points and three steals. He was the only Pioneer to score in double figures and kept Denver, which saw its five-game win streak end, close with some big shots after halftime.
Rucker, who scored 13 points after halftime, sank a pair of foul shots to boost Denver to a 48-47 lead with 7:42 left to play. Adams responded with two from the line for Wyoming, and the Cowboys closed out on a 20-4 run to the finish.
Adams scored 8 points in the run including a dunk.