Marble II leads Wyoming past Colorado St 80-74 in MWC
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Freshman Kwane Marble II had a season-high 20 points and Wyoming became the first No. 11 seed to win a game in the Mountain West Conference men’s basketball tournament with an 80-74 win over rival Colorado State, the sixth-seed, 80-74 in the Mountain West Conference Tournament first round on Wednesday night.
Jake Hendricks had 16 points and six rebounds for Wyoming (8-23), Trevon Taylor added 15 points and Hunter Maldonado had 13 points and six assists. All five starters scored in double figures, accounting for 74 points.
Wyoming made six of its first seven 3-point attempts. The Cowboys finished 12 of 26 behind the arc and Marble finished with four triples.
Wyoming, which faces third-seeded Nevada in the quarterfinals on Thursday, totaled 44 first-half points, a season best for the team and lead by as many as 16.
Freshman Isaiah Stevens had 22 points and a career-high eight rebounds for the Rams (20-12). Nico Carvacho added 20 points and 15 rebounds, extending his Mountain West record for double-doubles to 49. Adam Thistlewood had 10 rebounds.