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No. 25 Boise State Drops MW Semifinal to Wyoming, 71-66 in OT

March 13, 2015

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - James Webb III had 12 rebounds with nine points, but No. 25 Boise State lost to Wyoming 71-66 in overtime in the Mountain West Conference tournament semifinals Friday night.

Josh Adams scored 27 points and Larry Nance Jr. added 20 to lead Wyoming (24-9).

Wyoming will meet either second-seeded Colorado State or No. 2 seed San Diego State in Saturday's championship game at the Thomas and Mack Center.

The Cowboys got four points from Riley Grabau and Derek Cooke Jr. in overtime, during which the Broncos (25-8) missed four of six attempts from the field and were outscored 14-9.

The fourth-seeded Cowboys negated a 12-point deficit and pulled ahead by six with 11:28 left in regulation. But Boise State held Wyoming to just one field goal and tied it at 57 with 8 seconds left.

But Boise State held Wyoming to just one field goal the rest of regulation and tied it at 57 with 8 seconds left, when James Webb III tipped in a rebound.

Wyoming was the only Mountain West team Boise State had not beaten this season, as the teams met just once in the regular season, a 65-54 win by the Cowboys, in Laramie, Wyoming.

If the Cowboys win the tournament title, it'll be the school's first Mountain West championship in any sport.

The loss snapped Boise State's seven-game win streak. The Broncos went into the game having won 15 of their last 16 games.

Wyoming will play Saturday's Mountain West Conference championship game.

Boise State awaits an NCAA Tournament at-large bid.

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