BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Larry Nance Jr. had 17 points and 15 rebounds, and Wyoming pulled away late for a 61-53 victory against Cal State Bakersfield on Wednesday night.
Derek Cooke Jr. added 12 points and 13 rebounds Jason McManamen 10 points for the Cowboys (16-6), who have struggled in Mountain West play but went unbeaten against non-conference foes for the first time since 1987-88.
Cal State Bakersfield (8-15) clawed out of a big first-half hole and trailed 54-50 with 1:28 remaining but missed its next three shots from the floor. Meanwhile, Wyoming went 9 of 11 from the free-throw line to pad its cushion.
Stephon Carter had 20 points and eight rebounds and Adam Young 12 points for the Roadrunners, who trailed 27-13 at the break after shooting just 13.6 percent (3 of 22) from the floor in the first half.
The Cowboys finished 14-0 outside the Mountain West this season, including a 63-49 win against Cal State Bakersfield in Laramie on Nov. 24.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.