Larry Nance Jr. scored 19 points and Leonard Washington scored 18 to lead Wyoming to an 85-81 win over Nevada to open the Mountain West Conference tournament.
Deonte Burton scored 27 points for the No. 9 seed Nevada (12-19).
Nance was 9 of 10 from the field for the game and had eight rebounds for the 8th seeded Cowboys (19-12). Washington was 5 of 8 from the field.
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March 12, 2013
Larry Nance Jr. had 17 points and 15 rebounds, and Wyoming pulled away late for a 61-53 victory against Cal State Bakersfield on Wednesday night.
Derek Cooke Jr. added 12 points and 13 rebounds Jason McManamen 10 points for the Cowboys (16-6), who have struggled in Mountain West play but went unbeaten against non-conference foes for the first time since 1987-88.
Cal State Bakersfield...
Anthony Bennett scored 17 points to lead UNLV past Wyoming 62-50 on Thursday night.
Quintrell Thomas added 13 points for UNLV (16-4, 3-2 Mountain West) while Anthony Marshall scored 12 points and had nine assists as the Rebels shot 49 percent from the field and were 7 of 15 from 3-point range.
Larry Nance Jr. led Wyoming (15-3, 2-3) with 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field...
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January 24, 2013
Larry Nance Jr. scored 19 points and the Cowboys ran their winning streak to nine with an 81-67 comeback win over Illinois State Tuesday night.
Wyoming trailed 43-29 at halftime, and was down 50-31 with 17 minutes left. A 14-0 Cowboys run pulled them within 60-59 with 8:32 to play, and Wyoming outscored the Redbirds 18-1 in the final 5 minutes.
Luke Martinez added 17 points for...
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December 04, 2012
Wyoming freshman forward Larry Nance Jr. has been voted one of eight finalists for Dunk of the Year on ESPN2. The finalists will compete in a fan voting competition over the next two weeks through the official Facebook page to determine the Dunk of the Year, which will be announced during ESPN2's Dunks of the Year special on March 26.
Wyoming freshman forward Larry Nance Jr.'s slam dunk against San Diego State on Jan. 24 has been nominated for the Dunk of the Year on ESPN2. Each week for four weeks, six rim-rattling dunks will be nominated for the honor. Two winners from each week will be determined by fan voting through the official Facebook page. Wyoming fans can vote for Nance Jr. until Monday, Feb. 20.
Just a freshman at Wyoming right out of Revere High School in Richfield and still with plenty of growing to do, Larry Nance, Jr., the Cowboys’ second-leading rebounder in just 16 minutes a game, is already showing up extremely impressively on tape.
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Larry Nance Jr. threw down a huge dunk against San Diego State last night. Most likely this Jordan impression will get Larry a new shoe deal. Ha not quite, but we can give the man a little hype because the dunk was one of the best this year in college bball. His pops would be proud.
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Michael Jordan's the name most people associate with the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, but few remember it was Larry Nance who won the 1984 inaugural edition of the competition. Nance's son (who had plenty of opportunities as a youth to watch Jordan style over his dad's Cavaliers) now plays for Wyoming and pulled off a pretty nifty impression...
The 6-7 Freshman for Wyoming slams it down with shades of his father and MJ. Now… he is just averaging 3 points per game in 16 minutes per, but this was an outstanding dunk. Despite this athletic play, SDSU defeated the Cowboys 42-52.