LAS VEGAS (AP) Justin James scored 24 points and didn't miss a shot as No. 6 seed Wyoming beat 11th-seeded San Jose State 74-61 in the first round of a Mountain West Conference Tournament game Wednesday night.
Wyoming advances to play No. 3 seed New Mexico Thursday night.
James made all nine of his field-goal attempts, including three from 3-point range and three free throws. He scored 16 of Wyoming's first 22 points with three 3s, a 3-point play, a layup and a dunk in the first seven minutes for a 22-14 Cowboys lead. James had 20 by halftime and Wyoming (20-12) led 40-30 at the break.