ETSU holds Wyoming to 1-26 in 1st half, wins 76-53
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Jeromy Rodriguez led a balanced attacked with a 12-point, 14-rebound double-double and East Tennessee State held Wyoming to one field goal in the first half to coast to a 76-53 win on Friday night in the Sun Bowl Invitational.
The Buccaneers (9-4) led 43-11 at the half when the Cowboys (3-8) were 1 for 26 from the field. It marks the second time since 1986 a team was held to one field goal and the 3.8 percent shooting was the worst. Kansas State held Savannah State to 1 for 23 on Jan. 7, 2008.
While the Cowboys, who were 8 of 10 from the foul line, couldn’t by a basket and committed 12 turnovers, ETSU was shooting 53 percent.
In the second half, Wyoming shot 58 percent, including 8 of 11 from 3-point range. Hunter Thompson had all 24 of his points, going 7 of 8 behind the arc.
The other teams in the tournament are Norfolk State and host UTEP.