FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. scored 21 points and Josh Adams added 16 to help No. 25 Wyoming survive a triple-overtime thriller against Fresno State with a 70-65 victory Saturday.
Nance missed two free throws with a second left in the second overtime for the Cowboys (16-3, 5-1 Mountain West), but recovered to hit the basket that gave Wyoming the lead for good in the final overtime period.
Nance’s jumper with 1:05 left put Wyoming up 67-65 with 1:02 left and Charles Hankerson Jr. sealed the win with a 3-pointer with 14 seconds to play as Wyoming bounced back from a home loss to San Diego State on Wednesday night.
Paul Watson scored 19 points and Marvelle Harris added 13 for the Bulldogs (9-10, 4-2).
The Cowboys failed on many chances to get the win before finally prevailing in the third overtime. Nance missed a jumper in the closing seconds of regulation.
After Harris tied it for Fresno State with 14 seconds left in the first overtime, Riley Grabau missed a 3-pointer that would have won it.
Cezar Guerrero then tied it for the Bulldogs with 6 seconds left in the second overtime before Nance missed his two foul shots.
Wyoming: The Cowboys had lost all nine previous road games in Fresno. … Wyoming has won eight of nine overall.
Fresno State: The Bulldogs had won four straight games and were looking to win five of six to open the conference season for the first time since 2004-05 when they played in the Western Athletic Conference.
Wyoming hosts New Mexico next Saturday.
Fresno State hosts Nevada next Saturday.
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