Larry Nance Jr. added 14 points and three blocked shots as
Wyoming (15-9, 6-5 Mountain West) defeated a top-five team for
the first time since beating Utah on Feb. 12, 1998. The Cowboys
shot 57.9 percent from the field and forced 13 turnovers and led
by as many as 16 points.
Dwayne Polee II scored 15 points and Xavier Thames added 13 but
was just 3-of-16 shooting for San Diego State (21-2, 10-1),
which lost for the first time since falling to Arizona on Nov.
14. JJ O’Brien added 11 points for the Aztecs, whose streak
matched the 2010-11 squad for longest in school history.
Wyoming held a 16-point lead before San Diego State made a big
charge and pulled within 66-62 on O’Brien’s putback with 40.2
seconds left. Nathan Sobey and Jerron Granberry each made a free
throw down the stretch and the Aztecs didn’t score again.
Grabau hit two 3-pointers in a 44-second span late in the first
half to help the Cowboys to a 32-23 lead at the break. Derek
Cooke Jr. scored on three straight dunks early in the second
half to help the lead reach 14 and Grabau’s two free throws made
it 52-36 with 8:13 to play.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Aztecs collected 21 offensive rebounds while
recording a 38-25 edge on the boards. … Grabau went 4-of-4 from
the free-throw line and has made 35 straight. … San Diego State
had won a school-record 10 consecutive conference games prior to
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