Nevada and Wyoming have plenty of reasons to celebrate.
James, Wyoming’s junior guard, scored 30 points in the first meeting. Adams tossed in 23. Combined they went 22-for-27 from the foul line.
In Saturday’s win over the Aggies, James had a rare off game and scored just 11 points.
His struggles meant someone else had to step up and senior Hayden Dalton was more than happy to oblige. Dalton scored 16 first-half points as the Cowboys opened a 20-point lead.
Utah State rallied and took the lead with seven minutes left. But the Cowboys hung together and learned a valuable lesson.
We were moving the ball and not only that but playing as a team defensively, scrambling for each other, Dalton told the Casper Star-Tribune. And even if we did make a mistake, we kept playing hard. So (head coach Allen Edwards) was very positive … that’s definitely Wyoming Cowboy basketball, how we want to play.
They will need that same kind of effort against the Wolfpack; the Cowboys’ defense will have to be stellar. Nevada’s 81.6 points per game is ranked 31st in the nation and they average 16.7 assists per game, which is 35th.
Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon was given a vote of support amid heavy criticism for the way she and the university handled sexual abuse committed by Larry Nassar.
After the Spartans’ 85-57 victory over Indiana on Friday night, Izzo said he hoped the right person was convicted in expressing his support for school president Lou Anna K. Simon, saying that he has the utmost faith and respect for her leadership.
Izzo said Friday that as a father, it’s been a difficult week as he listened to the stories of those courageous women, and I look at the survivors who spoke, and in all honesty, Nassar permanently damaged and changed the lives of so many of those people. I feel like it’s changed the life of all of us at Michigan State in some way, shape or form. As a father, that’s difficult to even fathom.