Wyoming weathers UNLV comeback, hangs on to win 66-65
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Louis Adams and Hayden Dalton scored 15 points apiece and Justin James hit the winner with 1:01 remaining as Wyoming nearly blew an 18-point halftime lead but held on to beat UNLV 66-65 on Wednesday night.
Wyoming (14-7, 4-4 Mountain West) led 41-23 at the half and led 55-45 with 10:22 left. But UNLV progressively chipped away, finally tying it at 59 on a Jovan Mooring 3 with 4:33 to go.
A Tyler Green free throw and Christian Jones' layup gave the Rebels a three-point lead before a Justin James 3-pointer made it 64-all. After an Uche Ofoegbu turnover, James drilled what turned out to be the clincher with 1:01 remaining.
Mooring cut it to one with a free throw, but missed a potential winning 3 with two seconds left.
James finished with 14 points for Wyoming.
Mooring led UNLV (10-11, 3-5) with 15 points. Jones added 14 points and 12 rebounds