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Having overcome a 14-point deficit at San Jose State in the second half to tie the game Saturday, the University of Wyoming women’s basketball team looked for the game-winner with 2.4 seconds left. Senior Liv Roberts was on the inbound and found junior Marta Gomez posting up her defender on the block.

Roberts’ pass was on a dime and, after a quick post pivot to her right, Gomez spun to her left and let the fading hook shot go. Nothing but net.

Gomez’s bucket put the Cowgirls on top with 0.7 second remaining and the Cowgirls survived a road scare from the Spartans with a 66-64 victory. Gomez finished with 15 points, 11 of which came in the final quarter. Roberts scored a team-high 18 to go along with eight rebounds. Sophomore Taylor Rusk added 12 points.

Gomez’s winning bucket was the Cowgirls’ only lead of the game after falling behind early. Wyoming (18-7, 11-3 Mountain West) cut the Spartans’ lead to one on three separate occasions in the second quarter and then twice in the second half before a Bailee Cotton free throw with 20 seconds remaining tied it at 64-all.

After starting 10-of-13, 12-of-15 and 12-of-21 from 3 in their last three games respectively, the Cowgirls attempted just 13 from distance on Saturday. They did go 4-of-4 from behind the arc in the fourth quarter.

San Jose State’s Myzhanique Ladd went 12-of-20 from the field to lead the Spartans (6-19, 3-11 MW) with a game-high 26 points.

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High School Sports Reporter

Brady Oltmans reports on high school and local sports. He joined the Star-Tribune in July 2016 after covering prep sports and college soccer in Nebraska. He also contributes to University of Wyoming sports coverage. He and his dog live in Casper.

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