LAS VEGAS – Boise State is showing why they earned the top seed in the Mountain West tournament, but then they decided to show how they are also vulnerable by allowing Wyoming to go on an 12-0 run to end the half. The Broncos do lead 38-36.
Wyoming is being led by Josh Adams who has 20 points and is the only Cowboy player in double-digits. Boise State is spreading the scoring out with five players with five or more points.
Boise State looked like they were going to run away with this game as they led 34-24 and 38-26 before Wyoming's run. The Broncos went away from their motion offense which was causing the Cowboys defense trouble. Boise State was 7 of 13 beyond the arc, but the last 65 seconds they got lazy and turned the ball over twice which led to eight straight Wyoming's points.
Both teams are turning the ball over with nine each and each team scored 12 off of those turnovers. Wyoming's offense seems to flourish with easy buckets but when they are forced to go into a set offense they are not attacking and settling for mid-range and three-point shots.
Boise State's offense was clicking when they were furiously whipping the ball around the outside and running screens to free up their shooters. When that stopped the Wyoming defense was able to limit Boise State's offense.
Boise State is led by Derrick Marks and Chandler Hutchison with seven points each, and also their bench which has 12 points.