Nevada 36 45 81
Wyoming 32 53 85
Date of game: 3/12/2013

Recap: Wyoming vs. Nevada

Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Larry Nance Jr. scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Wyoming Cowboys held on to defeat the Nevada Wolf Pack, 85-81, in the opening round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Before fouling out, Nance knocked down all but one of his 10 field goal attempts for the eighth-seeded Cowboys (19-12), followed by Derrious Gilmore with 17 points and a game-high eight assists. Leonard Washington responded with 18 points and Josh Adams 10, the pair combining to shoot 15-of-24 at the free-throw line.

With the win the Cowboys now move to the quarterfinals on Wednesday where they will take on top-seeded New Mexico.

The ninth-seeded Wolf Pack (12-19), playing in their first MWC Tournament after coming over from the Western Athletic Conference, were paced by Deonte Burton who tallied a game-high 27 points and dished out six assists before picking up his fifth personal foul. Malik Story responded with 20 points, the backcourt duo combining to make 8-of-20 behind the 3-point line in the setback.

Nevada led by as many as seven points in the first half, but the team shot only 41.9 percent from the floor and 5-of-9 at the free-throw line which allowed the Cowboys to hang around and trail by just four points at the break, 36-32.

In the second half the Pack elevated to 53.6 percent shooting, but at the same time the Pokes knocked down an impressive 66.7 percent from the field, despite hitting on a mere 2-of-7 behind the 3-point line. It also didn't hurt that Wyoming, which led by as many as 12 points in the frame, converted 19-of-29 at the charity stripe as well.

The Cowboys outscored Nevada by a 24-15 margin at the free-throw line in the close call.

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