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Wyoming's Josh Adams threw down a monster dunk over UNLV's Khem Birch (Loop)

Sam Cooper
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Upset-minded Wyoming and Josh Adams gave UNLV all it could handle in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West tournament Thursday.

Adams, a 6-foot-2 sophomore guard, poured in 24 points to lead all scorers. 18 of Adams’ 24 points came in the first half including this thunderous dunk over UNLV big man Khem Birch.

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Adams took a handoff at the top of the key off a ball screen and exploded down the right side of the paint toward the rim where Birch was waiting. Adams elevated off of two feet, then double-clutched before throwing it down emphatically with two hands.

Despite Adams’ efforts, the Cowboys could not pull out the victory, falling 71-67. Bryce Dejean-Jones (22 points) and Roscoe Smith (18 points) combined for 40 points off the bench for the Rebels.

UNLV will move on to square off with MWC No. 1 seed San Diego State in the semifinals Friday night.

 

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