|New Mexico Lobos vs Wyoming Cowboys Wrap - Wyoming Wins 88-81|
Wyoming got 28 points and 12 rebounds from Justin James en route to a 88-81 victory over New Mexico on Saturday at Arena-Auditorium.
Bettors who backed Wyoming were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of +5.0 at sportsbooks.
Wyoming got 20 points from A.J. Banks and another 14 points from Hunter Thompson. A.J. Banks contributed 5 assists, while Justin James cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
New Mexico got a 22-point performance from Carlton Bragg Jr., who was supported by 18 points from Makuach Maluach. Vance Jackson had 3 assists in a losing cause for New Mexico, while Carlton Bragg Jr. grabbed 20 rebounds.
Wyoming was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.
New Mexico had a 41-25 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.