San Diego State dominates Wyoming 70-43
SAN DIEGO (AP)—Ryan Amoroso scored 16 points, Kyle Spain added 15 and San Diego State scored 19 unanswered points to start the game in a 70-43 win over Wyoming on Saturday night.
San Diego State (14-4, 4-0 Mountain West) completely dominated the first half, holding Wyoming to 3-for-23 shooting from the field as it led by as many as 25 points before taking a 35-13 halftime lead.
Wyoming (6-10, 0-4) didn’t score its first point until Brandon Ewing’s free throw with 11:25 left in the half when it trailed 19-0. Tyson Johnson scored the Cowboys’ first basket 42 seconds later, their first make after missing the first eight shots. Wyoming then went 10 minutes and missed 11 straight shots before making its next field goal to make the score to 31-10.
Ewing and Brad Jones, the Cowboys’ top two scorers, were each held without a field goal in the first half. Ewing missed all seven of his shots from the floor and Jones went 0-for-3.
San Diego State is off to its best start in Division I since the 1984-85 team began 16-4. The Aztecs, in sole possession of first place, won its first four conference games since 1985.
Lorrenzo Wade added 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for San Diego State, which held a 41-26 edge in rebounding.
Joseph Taylor led Wyoming with nine points, and Mikhail Linskens and Ewing had eight points each as the Cowboys finished shooting just 28.9 percent (13-of-45) from the field for the game.
Amoroso keyed the 19-0 run as he scored nine consecutive points to help the Aztecs increase their 7-0 lead to 16-0 with just more than 12 minutes to go. Spain got the scoring going by hitting a jumper on San Diego State’s first possession and following on the next with a 3-point shot.