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Adams' 36 Points Not Enough in UW's 83-82 Loss to MSU at Billings

Adams' 36 Points Not Enough in UW's 83-82 Loss to MSU at Billings

Senior guard Josh Adams notched a career-high 36 points, but the University of Wyoming men's basketball team came up on the short end of an 83-82 neutral-site contest with Montana State on Sunday in Rimrock Auto Arena. The Pokes (2-2) had a chance to tie with 11 seconds left, but Adams was called for traveling after he slipped on the floor and the Bobcats (3-2) made free throws to seal the win. "First and foremost compliments to Montana State," UW head coach Larry Shyatt said. "They beat a Mountain West team the other day by 12. We got them at a high and they played well. As much as I hate to admit it, in the last minute and half of play they got two loose balls that were 50-50 balls and we missed free throws. That hurts. You don't want to learn lessons by losing." In a game that featured 10 ties and 14 lead changes, the Cowboys were in front 78-77 with two minutes remaining after a dunk from sophomore forward Alan Herndon. MSU retook the lead with a layup and extended it to three at 81-78 after free throws. Adams cut the advantage to two on a made free throw and the Cowboys got the ball back after the Bobcats committed a turnover. That's when Adams drove to the left of the arc with four seconds left, but lost his footing and went to the floor as he attempted to pass. He was called for traveling and the Pokes were forced to foul. MSU hit both free throws and Adams put in a long three with time expiring for the final margin. Adams' 36 points surpassed his previous career best of 29 against Boise State on March 1, 2014, as he added four assists and three rebounds. Sophomore guard Alexander Aka Gorski added nine points thanks to three triples, while junior guard Jason McManamen had eight points. Sophomore forward Alan Herndon posted a team-high seven rebounds and two blocks to go with six points. The Cowboys return to the Arena-Auditorium to host CSU Bakersfield on Wednesday at 7 p.m. MT. Feature Photo: Troy Babbitt, Wyoming Athletics / Pitchengine Communities #county10 #news #sports #dally #oilcity #shortgo #reboot #county17