The Fresno State women’s basketball team fell behind early Wednesday night at the Save Mart Center and never recovered, losing to Wyoming 63-56 in a key Mountain West game.
The Bulldogs (13-6, 6-2 MW) lost ground to conference leaders Boise State and New Mexico, now both 7-1. And Fresno State next travels to New Mexico, which had a midweek bye, for a Saturday afternoon game.
Too, Wyoming (12-5, 5-3) gained ground on the Bulldogs in the standings.
The Cowgirls did it by jumping out to an 18-9 lead after the first quarter, building the margin to 16 in the second quarter and never allowing Fresno State to get ahead.
The Bulldogs got within 46-42 early in the fourth on Candice White’s layup but Wyoming kept a steady lead the rest of the way.
White scored 24 (on 11 of 25 shooting) and Maddi Utti 14, but Fresno State was 24 of 67 from the field.