Wyoming 80, Western St., Colo. 37
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP)
Brian Gibson pulled down nine rebounds before fouling out, and Cruz had seven assists.
Casey Jackson scored 12 points for the Division II Mountaineers (1-8), who shot just 20.8 percent (11 of 53). The Cowboys went 31-for-67 (46.3 percent).
Wyoming led 10-0 before Weylan Towns scored for Western State with 5:17 elapsed.
The lead first eclipsed 20 at 27-6 on Cruz's 3-pointer with 4:14 left in the first half, and it was 36-10 at the break.
The Cowboys outrebounded the Mountaineers 48-33 and forced 22 turnovers.
This was the second game on a five-game homestand for Wyoming, its longest of the season.