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Cowboys Beat Nevada 59-48

 

Leonard Washington #0 of the Wyoming Cowboys
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Senior forward Leonard Washington scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and grabbed 13 rebounds to guide the 25th-ranked University of Wyoming men’s basketball team to a 59-48 win over Nevada on Saturday afternoon in the Lawlor Events Center. The Pokes (14-1, 1-1 MW) trailed 20-17 at halftime, but outscored the Wolf Pack (9-7, 0-2 MW) 42-28 in the second half for their fifth-consecutive win on the road, their longest streak since 1990-91.

UW was down 28-26 at the 13:37 mark, but crafted a 17-2 run over the next seven minutes to go up 43-30 with 6:10 left. Nevada would cut the deficit to nine twice down the stretch, but couldn’t get any closer. Wyoming shot 68 percent (15-of-22) from the field in the second half and 50 percent (4-of-8) from deep.

Washington posted his seventh double-double of the season and added a career-high six assists, tied a career-high with four blocks and nabbed three steals. He has had two or more blocks in nine games this season. Sophomore guard Riley Grabau reached double figures for the third time in his career with 12 points thank to a career-high four treys.

Sophomore forward Larry Nance Jr. added nine points, eight rebounds and tied a career-high with three blocks, while freshman guard Josh Adams tied a career-high as well with four assists. Adams fouled out, but was just the second Poke to foul out of a game this season.

 

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