ETSU holds Wyoming to 1-26 in 1st half, wins 76-53

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Jeromy Rodriguez led a balanced attacked with a 12-point, 14-rebound double-double and East Tennessee State held Wyoming to one field goal in the first half to coast to a 76-53 win on Friday night in the Sun Bowl Invitational.

The Buccaneers (9-4) led 43-11 at the half when the Cowboys (3-8) were 1 for 26 from the field. It marks the second time since 1986 a team was held to one field goal and the 3.8 percent shooting was the worst. Kansas State held Savannah State to 1 for 23 on Jan. 7, 2008.

While the Cowboys, who were 8 of 10 from the foul line, couldn’t by a basket and committed 12 turnovers, ETSU was shooting 53 percent.

In the second half, Wyoming shot 58 percent, including 8 of 11 from 3-point range. Hunter Thompson had all 24 of his points, going 7 of 8 behind the arc.

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Patrick Good also had 12 points for ETSU and Bo Hodges and Mladen Armus had 11 each.

The other teams in the tournament are Norfolk State and host UTEP.

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