Two Nights, Two Upsets – Wyoming Drops Nevada from MWC play
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Freshman Kwane Marble II scored a career-high 24 points and 11th-seeded Wyoming stunned No. 3 Nevada 74-71 in a Mountain West Conference Tournament quarterfinal game. The Cowboys face second seed Utah State Friday night.
Wyoming beat sixth seed Colorado State 80-74 on Wednesday to become the first No. 11 seed in MWC history to win a conference tournament game. Wyoming closed the regular season having lost six of its last seven. Nisre Zouzoua made a pair of foul shots with 9:58 left to give Nevada a 56-46 lead.
The Cowboys then went on a 16-5 run and took the lead for good when Hunter Thompson buried a 3-pointer with 4:39 left to make it 62-61. Lindsey Drew led Nevada with 19 points.
The Cowboys head into game three of their 2020 Air Force Reserve MW Basketball Championship run on Friday (March 6) against Number 2 Utah State. Game time is 9:30 (MT) Friday. You can hear all the action live on the free Y95 Country mobile app. The game will also be on TV on CBS Sports Network.