The Wyoming Cowboys had a chance, but then let the game slip away over the last seven minutes to end up with an 81-74 loss at Utah State Saturday night. Â The Pokes trailed 43-42 at the half but held a three point 58-55 lead near the 13 minute mark of the second half. Â The game seesawed back and forth until Utah States’ Sam Merrill hit a three point shot to put the Aggies up 66-65 and Wyoming never gained the lead from that point on.
Louis Anderson led the Cowboys in scoring with 16 points. Â Jeremy Lieberman added 11 with Jason McManamen scoring 10.
The loss drops the Pokes to 6-7 in the Mountain West Conference and 16-10 overall. Â Utah State ups their conference mark to 5-8 and 11-13 on the year. Â Wyoming will host Colorado State (9-4, 17-9) on Wednesday night in the first Border War of the basketball season. Â CSU defeated Fresno State at home last night, 78-62.