LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will play in the finals of the College Basketball Invitational next week.
The Cowboys advanced to the finals with a 74-68 win Wednesday night over Utah Valley in Laramie.
Justin James led Wyoming with 16 points, while Louis Adams and Jason McManamen each contributed 12. McManamen made a layup with 43 seconds remaining to seal the victory.
The Pokes will meet Coastal Carolina in a best-of-three championship series that will start on Monday in Conway, South Carolina. Wyoming will then host the second game on Wednesday at 7 p.m. If necessary, a third game will be played on Friday.
Wednesday night's win marked Wyoming's 400th win in the Arena-Auditorium and the 17th this season, tying for the most wins in the Arena-Auditorium in a single-season.