(Wyo.)- New Mexico Rallies To Dispatch Wyoming In MW Tourney
Vance Jackson scored 21 of his 26 points in the second half to help New Mexico overcome a 13-point deficit and beat Wyoming 78-68 on Wednesday in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament.
The No. 7 seed Lobos, who lost 88-81 to Wyoming in the regular-season finale last Saturday, will play second-seeded Utah State in Thursday's quarterfinals.
The 10th-seeded Cowboys led by as many as 16 points in the first half and had a 47-34 lead about five minutes into the second before New Mexico went on a 15-0 run.
Jordan Naughton's dunk with 3:24 remaining pulled Wyoming within a point but New Mexico used an 8-0 run, including back-to-back dunks, to make it 70-61 about two minutes later.
James led the Cowboys with 31 points, including four 3-pointers.
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