Once again, San Jose State faced an uphill battle on the road Wednesday night in Wyoming's Arena-Auditorium. SJSU travelled to square off against a resilient Wyoming team willing to do anything to win on senior night.
Both teams lost on Saturday and needed a win to restore confidence before tournament play. The odds were in Wyoming's favor, and the Cowboys pulled off a win, 81-78.
Like Saturday night, San Jose State managed to stay in the game for the first half. Unlike Saturday, however, the Spartans continued to play well down the stretch. The lead went back and forth throughout game because the apparently rejuvenated Spartans wouldn't go away. Frank Rogers led the Spartan attack with 15 points and seven boards. Unfortunately, San Jose State came up short once again.
Wyoming benefited from great performances across the board. Let's start by giving credit where it's due. Josh Adams broke the University of Wyoming's single season scoring record. Adams finished with 28 points and six assists.
Jason McManamen also chipped in 16 by nailing a few threes and getting to the free throw line. It was especially evident that the Cowboys weren't going to let senior night slip away when Josh Adams dished a sweet assist to Jordan Naughton for a monstrous dunk with under 30 seconds left to seal the deal.
Both teams came out scoring, which added excitement to this game between two non-contenders. Wyoming closed out the regular season in Wednesday night's game, but San Jose State's final regular season game is Saturday against Boise State at home.