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Wyoming stuns Colorado State, first No. 11 seed to win a Mountain West Conference game

The ‘Pokes were 2-16 in the MWC this season, and had lost to the Rams twice this season.

Wyoming Cowboys guard Kenny Foster talks with guard Hunter Maldonado and guard Kwane Marble II in the second half against the Air Force Falcons at Clune Arena. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Wyoming Cowboys were one of the worst teams in college basketball from a league that plays FBS football. 283rd out of 353 in the NET rankings, 2-16 in the MWC this season, and a deserved 10.5 point underdog to Colorado State tonight in Las Vegas in the 6-11 game of the Mountain West Conference tournament.

But we have our first big upset of 2020 March Madness, as No. 11 Wyoming defeated No. 6 CSU 80-74 at the Thomas & Mack Center to close the evenings proceedings. Wyoming went winless at home in conference play this year, and they still don’t have a W there as this was on a neutral floor, but it’s one of the bigger upsets in the league in 2020 outside of UNLV shocking San Diego State. Wyoming was +465 on the money line.

Wyoming was 12-26 from three-point range, and came away with the win despite being outrebounded 48-26. All five starters scored in double figures, with freshman guard Kwane Marble II leading the way with 20 points on 7-12 shooting.

With the win, the ‘Pokes will take on the No. 3 seed Nevada Wolfpack tomorrow at 11:30 p.m. ET in the quarterfinals, with the broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

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