LAS VEGAS — Wyoming held a halftime lead on the road but struggled in the third quarter in a 65-53 loss to Mountain West foe UNLV on Saturday. Wyoming (7-8, 3-3 MW) has now lost three in a row, while the Rebels (8-8, 4-1 MW) have won five straight.
The Cowgirls were led offensively by senior Taylor Rusk, who scored a season-high 16 points on an efficient 6-of-9 shooting. Rusk also had four assists and three steals. For Rusk, it is the third game in a row reaching double-figures and the sixth time this season.
Tereza Vitulova matched Rusk’s scoring with 16 points, and grabbed five rebounds.
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Overall, the Cowgirls shot 40.4 percent from the field (21 of 52).
UNLV had pair of double-digit scorers in Latecia Smith (19 points) and Rodjanae Wade (22). Wade had a double-double with a game-high 10 rebounds.