The Boise State women's basketball team trailed Wyoming by as much as 10 with less than three minutes to play and cut it down to two with a chance to tie, but the Broncos were unable to get ahead of the Cowgirls, losing 61-56 in the Mountain West Tournament quarterfinals Tuesday.
Deanna Weaver had 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Broncos (17-13), who scored eight straight points after Wyoming led 58-48 with 2:55 to play. Freshman Yaiza Rodriguez hit a 3-pointer off a steal with 1:20 left to cut it to 58-56, and Weaver attempted a tying layup with 32 seconds left, but just missed.
The Cowgirls (20-10) had 16 offensive rebounds to the Broncos' five. Marquelle Dent had 23 points for Wyoming. Boise State was 3-of-15 on 3-pointers in the loss. In the Broncos' previous meeting with Wyoming, a March 1 win in Boise, they hit 11 3-pointers.