Wyoming defeats New Mexico Highlands 83-67
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Josh Adams scored 26 points and Wyoming defeated New Mexico Highlands 83-67 on Thursday night.
Adams scored 13 points and Justin James and Trey Washington III 10 apiece in the first half when Wyoming (2-1) led by as many 25 points. The Cowboys were up 50-30 at the break on 17-of-31 shooting (54.8 percent), including making 9 of 17 3-point attempts. Washington finished with 14 points and James 12 with Wyoming shooting 50.8 percent overall.
Jonathon Mines scored 23 points to lead New Mexico Highlands (1-2), a Division II team. Kendrick Nichols added 17 points, Marlon Johnson 13 and Kaylen Shane 10.
New Mexico Highlands didn't get closer than 10 points in the second half.
Wyoming was outrebounded 40-27 but New Mexico Highlands committed 18 turnovers – eight off steals – that were converted into 20 points.