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Wyoming vs. SJSU final score: Josh Adams steps up, helps Cowboys down Spartans

Wyoming's Josh Adams took over as his team's scoring leader Saturday with star Larry Nance Jr. missing his third consecutive game.

Wyoming's Josh Adams during Saturday's game against San Jose State.
Wyoming's Josh Adams during Saturday's game against San Jose State.
Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

Wyoming's Larry Nance, Jr. has missed three consecutive games with mononucleosis and its expected that the Mountain West Preseason Player of the Year won't return until Feb. 25.

The Cowboys didn't miss him too much Saturday during its 77-60 win over San Jose State in Arena-Auditorium, as Josh Adams filled in for Nance and scored 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting.

Adams led a Wyoming team that separated from the Spartans early on. Other than the opening basket, SJSU never led and the Cowboys (20-6, 9-4 MW) earned a 10-point lead fewer than eight minutes into the game.

Wyoming later held an 18-point advantage midway through the second half. The best SJSU could do was trim its deficit to 10 points with under eight minutes remaining.

Adams finished with seven assists and six rebounds while four Cowboys scored in double figures. Riley Grabau chipped in 12 points, Derek Cooke Jr. added 11 and Alan Herndon scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds.

SJSU's Rashad Muhammad helped the Spartans (2-22, 0-12 MW) with 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Jaleel Williams had 14 points.

Wyoming plays again Tuesday when it visits Nevada at Lawlor Events Center. SJSU hosts Utah State on Wednesday.