Josh Adams of Wyoming, scored a game high 32 points, and kept the Cowboys in the game for the most part. The other Wyoming players, not so much. Adams scored more than half of Wyoming's 62 points, and Fresno State's Marvelle Harris on the other hand had 25 points of his own.
Trailing 37-33 at the break, Fresno State (14-7, 5-3 Mountain West). opened the second half with an 11-3 run. It helped that the rest of the starters scored in double digits, and ultimately won, 71-60.
Cullen Russo, who normally comes off the bench, started the night in place of Torren Jones. Russo had a strong performance, finishing with his second career double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds.
"Since we got back from winter break he has really bought into our culture," Fresno State head coach Rodney Terry said. "He's doing what we're asking him to do. Sometimes with transfer players it takes them awhile to adapt, I think he's done that."
Maybe coach Terry will make the move permanent, as Russo is also a great defender. Paul Watson added 12 points before fouling out, late in the second half.
Wyoming (10-12, 3-6), really needed to give Adams some help, Adams played all but two minutes the entire game. The next highest scorers for the Cowboys were Alan Herndon, Jason McManamen, and Hayden Dalton who each scored six points each.
At one point in the second half, the Bulldogs held the Cowboys scoreless for over seven minutes.
"This is something we've tried to buy into all year," head coach Rodney Terry said. "In terms of a tough defense being part of our identity."
The Bulldogs will have a break in Mountain West play, as they travel to San Jose, next Saturday February, 6th as they'll go for their third straight when they take on the Spartans. As for the Cowboys, they head back to Laramie, to take on the Rams of Colorado State this Saturday.