LARAMIE, Wyo. Wink Adams scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help lead UNLV to a 73-65 Mountain West Conference men's basketball victory over Wyoming on Saturday.
The Rebels (20-6, 9-3 MWC) led by double digits throughout most of the second half after going on a 26-14 run to take a 60-43 lead with 10 minutes remaining.
"In the second half, we did a great job of setting picks and kind of holding them," Adams said. "We were able to get some open shots."
Rene Rougeau scored 16 points for UNLV, and Matt Shaw added 12.
"Matt Shaw gave us a big lift by coming in and making shots," UNLV head coach Lon Kruger said. It was a big key to the game."
Brandon Ewing led Wyoming (10-16, 3-10) with 20 points and six assists. Tyson Johnson added 16 points and eight rebounds, and Ryan Dermody scored 13 points for the Cowboys.
Shaw scored nine points during a 12-4 UNLV run that gave the Rebels a 17-11 lead midway through the first half.
The Cowboys responded with the next six points to tie the score at 17, but the Rebels went on a 17-9 run, including 10 points from Adams, to take a 34-26 advantage into the break.
AIR FORCE 61, COLORADO STATE 59: At Fort Collins, Colo., Anwar Johnson and Andrew Henke scored 14 points each as Air Force dealt Colorado State its 13th consecutive loss,
Johnson sealed the win with two free throws in the last 13 seconds for Air Force (14-12, 6-7 Mountain West), which also beat the Rams for the 12th consecutive time in the regular season. The Falcons last lost to them in the regular season on Jan. 18, 2003, 51-49.
Marcus Walker scored 18 points for Colorado State (6-20, 0-12). The Rams didn't make a 3-pointer in the second half after making 10 in the first half.
Air Force cut a 13-point first-half deficit to 41-39 with a 9-0 run capped by Johnson's layup with 13:56 left in the game.
Air Force took its first lead with 5:45 to play. Walker's jumper and free throw tied it at 57, but Henke made two free throws to give Air Force the lead, 59-57 with 2:23 left.
The Rams had a chance to tie or take the lead on their next two possessions, but Walker made 1-of-2 free throws and then turned the ball over.
Air Force gave the ball right back when Keith Maren missed the front end of a 1-and-1 opportunity, but Walker missed wildly with 12.7 seconds left. Johnson sealed the game with two free throws that made it 61-58.
Colorado State made 10-of-15, 3-pointers in the first half and led 35-27 at the break.