Nccentral 36 24 60
Wyoming 38 35 73
Date of game: 11/14/2012

Recap: Wyoming vs. NC Central

Laramie, WY (Sports Network) - Luke Martinez paced the hosts with 20 points as the Wyoming Cowboys used a strong second half to pick up a 73-60 victory over the NC Central Eagles on opening night of the Global Sports Hoops Showcase at the Arena-Auditorium.

Leonard Washington added a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds for Wyoming (2-0), as it improved to 2-0 for the second season in a row. Derrious Gilmore contributed 10 points, Riley Grabau dished out five assists, and Larry Nance Jr. grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.

Ray Williams netted 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds for NC Central (1-2). Jeremy Ingram posted 11 points and six boards while Emanuel Chapman handed out five assists.

Despite shooting 57.9 percent from the field and making 10-of-11 at the free throw line in the opening 20 minutes, the Eagles went into halftime trailing 38-36. Wyoming shot only 47.1 percent from the floor, but attempted 15 more field goals in the first half to build its narrow lead.

The Cowboys build a double-digit lead after the break by converting 10-of-18 from the field and 12-of-17 at the charity stripe. NC Central made only seven of its 26 field goal attempts in the final 20 minutes.

Wyoming held a 34-23 edge in the rebounding battle.

Game Notes

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Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

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Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

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Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

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