No. 20 New Mexico Takes Down Wyoming, 63-59
Jan. 30, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Cameron Bairstow scored 17 points to lead No. 20 New Mexico over Wyoming 63-59 on Wednesday night to hand the Cowboys their third straight loss.
New Mexico has won 10 of its last 12 games against Wyoming and five of the last six in Laramie.
The Cowboys (15-5, 2-5) were led by Derrious Gilmore's 15 points, all of which came on 3-pointers. Riley Grabau and Leonard Washington had 11 apiece. Wyoming hit 12-of-22 3-pointers in the game, but New Mexico dominated play in the paint - outscoring the Cowboys 28-12 inside and winning the boards 35-23.
Wyoming led 28-27 at the half thanks primarily to its 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range. Gilmore hit three treys, and Grabau two.
The Cowboys started the second half with two free throws by Larry Nance Jr. for a 30-27 lead, but the Lobos went on an 8-0 run for a five-point advantage.
New Mexico went up by as many as nine points in the second half before Wyoming tied the game at 59-all on Grabau's 3-pointer with 23 seconds left.
But Greenwood hit a jumper with 8 seconds left and sank two free throws a second later after Wyoming turned the ball over when Washington overthrew everyone on an in-bounds pass.