San Diego State's nationally-ranked defense was as advertised during its 60-52 win over host No. 25 Wyoming on Wednesday.
The Aztecs (13-4, 3-1 Mountain West) snapped Wyoming's 13-game home winning streak and dropped the Cowboys' record to 15-3 overall and 4-1 in conference. They also broke a four-game losing streak playing in Laramie.
From the game's onset, SDSU made it tough for Wyoming's offense to find success. It guarded the Pokes full court for all 40 minutes and forced them into making poor turnovers and attempting rushed shots.
Wyoming struggled the most in the half court, however, as it couldn't establish any post game. SDSU limited the Pokes to only 14 points in the paint. To make matters worse, only five Wyoming players scored points.
The Aztecs' largest lead, a 12-point effort, came with 8:39 before halftime.
Aqeel Quinn led SDSU with 14 points, while Winston Shepard added 10 points and grabbed six rebounds. Trey Kell helped with 12 points off the bench, which included him shooting 9-of-10 from the foul line.
The one thing SDSU's defense couldn't do in the game was slow down Wyoming standout Larry Nance Jr. Nance poured in 19 points and finished 8-of-14 from the field. He also had eight rebounds.
Also contributing for the Cowboys, Josh Adams had 14 points and Charles Hankerson Jr. added eight.
SDSU continues Mountain West action when it hosts UNLV on Saturday. Wyoming visits Fresno State the same day.