LAS VEGAS -- Larry Nance Jr. scored 19 points and Leonard Washington scored 18 to lead Wyoming to an 85-81 win over Nevada to open the Mountain West Conference tournament Tuesday.
Deonte Burton scored 27 points for the No. 9 seed Nevada (12-19).
Nance was 9 of 10 from the field for the game and had eight rebounds for the eighth-seeded Cowboys (19-12). Washington was 5 of 8 from the field.
Wyoming will play No. 15 New Mexico, the top seed, in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Nevada led 36-32 at halftime. Wyoming shot 57 percent from the field for the game. Nevada shot 47 percent.