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Cowboys lose to Colorado State in Mountain West matchup

Feb 15, 2017 - From wire Reports

LARAMIE - The Cowboys nearly erased a 10-point deficit in the final 10 minutes of the contest, but a late 3-pointer from Colorado State's Prentiss Nixon gave the Rams (18-9, 10-4) the 78-73 win over Wyoming (16-11, 6-8 MW) on Tuesday evening in the Arena-Auditorium. Sophomore guard Justin James led UW with a game-high 23 points for his seventh game with 20 or more points this season.

"I thought the second half our players did a better job of executing the game plan," UW head coach Allen Edwards said. "In the first half, our guys looked like they were waiting for something good to happen and they didn't have the energy I expect from them. I've continued to tell them throughout this season that they can't worry so much about what is happening on the offensive end of the court. We have to go out and play hard from the start of the game, and if we do that we'll be fine."

Junior guard Louis Adams cut the Colorado State lead to one point at 70-69 with 1:03 remaining with a free throw. Nixon responded with his three pointer with 34 seconds remaining to build the CSU lead to four points. The Cowboys cut the CSU advantage to as little as two points at 73-71, but Colorado State hit free throws late to earn their seventh win in their last eight games.


 

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