Wyoming beats New Mexico 82-71
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Justin James scored 22 points off the bench and grabbed 10 rebounds and Wyoming beat New Mexico 82-71 on Saturday.
James was 8 of 16 from the floor including three from deep for the Cowboys (17-12, 7-9 Mountain West). Jason McManamen added 17 points and four assists; Hayden Dalton had 11 points and Alan Herndon 10.
James and Jeremy Lieberman each sank a 3-pointer in the final 1:40 of the first half for a 38-31 lead at the break and the Cowboys led the rest of the way.
New Mexico stayed close through most of the second half, closing it to 70-68 with 4:13 to go. James answered with a 3-pointer to start a 9-0 run that gave Wyoming a 79-68 advantage with 2:05 remaining.
Connor MacDougall led the Lobos (16-13, 9-8) with 17 points. Sam Logwood had 12 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.