No. 7 Nevada Wins 10th Straight Behind Porter's 14 Points
[NEVADA RELEASE - AP WRITER]
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Trey Porter scored 14 points, Jordan Caroline and Caleb Martin added 13 apiece, and No. 7 Nevada easily beat Wyoming 82-49 Saturday night for its 10th straight win.
Jazz Johnson contributed 12 points and Tre'Shawn Thurman had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Nevada (24-1, 11-1 Mountain West). The Wolf Pack shot 54.4 percent from the field
Nevada avenged its loss last season at Laramie, when Wyoming defeated the then-No. 23 ranked Wolf Pack 104-103 in two overtimes.
Justin James led Wyoming (6-19, 2-10) with 16 points, followed by TJ Taylor with 13. The Cowboys were just 15 for 50 (30 percent) overall and 6 of 24 from the 3-point line.
Entering the game, the Cowboys had won five of their last six home games against ranked foes dating back to 2012.
Nevada led from the beginning, building a 36-20 halftime advantage on nine points each by Thurman and Cody Martin. Wyoming got only as close as 14 points on a basket by A.J. Banks to open the second half.
Nevada: The Wolf Pack notch a road win at a venue that visiting teams find difficult to play in because of the 7,220-foot elevation of Laramie.
Wyoming: The Cowboys continue to languish in second-to-last place in the Mountain West but still have an 8-4 advantage at home against Nevada.
Nevada has another road game when it visits San Diego State on Wednesday night, which will be followed by a March 9 meeting between the two teams to end the season.
Wyoming gets to stay home while hosting UNLV on Tuesday.