James Webb III recorded his ninth double-double of the season with 21 points and 11 rebounds as Boise State (17-9, 8-5) responded to mid-week adversity in a big way Saturday afternoon. Lonnie Jackson and Mikey Thompson added 16 apiece for the Broncos, while Josh Adams led Wyoming (12-14, 5-8) with 16 points as well.
Boise State suffered a devastating loss on Wednesday night at Colorado State after James Webb III appeared to knock down a game-winning 3-pointer in the first overtime period that was inexplicably called off. After much debate and uproar, the Mountain West admitted Friday afternoon that the officials had indeed made an error, which should have given Boise State its 17th victory of the season.
Nevertheless, the Broncos bounced back tremendously with a chip on their shoulders against the Wyoming Cowboys. Coach Leon Rice assured the media that his players would be extremely focused on the road ahead after Wednesday's defeat, and Boise State had no signs of looking back at Taco Bell Arena Saturday afternoon.
With arguably the most complete effort this year, Mikey Thompson hit a 3-pointer with 18:32 left in the first half and Boise State led the rest of the game.
Boise State displayed a much stronger effort on the glass, winning the rebounding battle 33-20 including nine offensive boards. The Broncos also created seven steals and finished 20-23 at the line.
The Broncos responded and played a near-flawless game Saturday at Taco Bell Arena. If Boise State has hopes of making a push to the NCAA Tournament this season, BSU will continue to perform the way they did in this beatdown against Wyoming.
Boise State will be back on the road to face second place New Mexico Wednesday at The Pit.
Wyoming will continue its road trip and take on Fresno State on Wednesday night.