Wyoming beats South Dakota State 77-67

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Justin James had 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting on Saturday night and Wyoming led the entire second half to beat South Dakota State 77-67.

Jason McManamen added 16 points and Alexander Aka Gorski had 15 points, six rebounds and four assists – each was 3 of 8 from 3-point range for the Cowboys (3-0).

McManamen hit a 3-pointer with 50 seconds left in the first half that gave Wyoming the lead for good going into the break. The Cowboys opened the second half with a 9-2 run and extended the lead into double digits for much of the latter part of the second half.

Mike Daum made 5 of 6 from 3-point range and led South Dakota State (1-3) with 24 points and eight rebounds. The Jackrabbits set a program record with 37 3-point attempts, making 12.

Chris Howell added 12 points and Reed Tellinghuisen 11 for South Dakota State.