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.
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.