SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Luke Martinez scored 17 points Wednesday night and Wyoming beat UC Santa Barbara 68-40, giving the Cowboys their first 7-0 start since the 1987-88 season.
Larry Nance Jr. and Derrious Gilmore scored 12 points apiece for Wyoming, which goes for its eighth win at home Saturday against No. 19 Colorado.
Wyoming scored the first six points Wednesday night but the Gauchos came back to take a 7-6 lead. The Cowboys scored the next nine points and never trailed after that.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.