Cowboys Top Runnin' Rebels In Overtime, 86-76
Jan. 10, 2007
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -Brandon Ewing scored 30 points and Brad Jones added 24 for Wyoming in an 86-76 come-from-behind, overtime victory over UNLV on Wednesday night.
Ewing scored the go-ahead basket for Wyoming (11-5, 2-0 Mountain West), a pull-up jumper he banked in with 3:52 left in overtime to make it 75-73. Wink Adams hit a free throw for UNLV (14-4, 1-2), but Wyoming went on a 6-0 run, with Joseph Taylor's baseline hook shot making it 81-74 with 54 seconds left. UNLV couldn't come back from that deficit.
Ewing hit 19 of 22 free throws for the Cowboys, including all six tries in overtime. James Spencer added 17 points.
The game remained close until midway through the second half, when UNLV began to pull away. With the score tied at 41, Adams scored on a spinning layup, and Joe Drager hit a 3-pointer from the left wing to make it 46-41.
Wyoming fought back, pulling to 58-55 when Jones stole the ball from Terry in the backcourt and scored an easy layup, then to 59-57 on Ewing's pull-up jumper. Ewing hit a pair of free throws with 2:32 left to give Wyoming a short-lived 63-62 lead.
White putting UNLV back up 65-63 with a bank shot from the block and a free throw with 2:16 left.
But Wyoming tied the game four more times, the last time when a layup by Spencer tied the score at 71 with 25 seconds left.
Adams missed on a drive to the basket, and Anthony's wild last-second toss fell short, sending the game to overtime.
White finished with 30 points, 17 of them in the first half. Anthony finished with 10.
After falling behind 5-0, White scored eight points in an 11-0 UNLV run, and the Rebels led the rest of the half. UNLV went into halftime up 30-29.
Kevin Kruger, UNLV's third-leading scorer coming in, bruised his left thigh early in the first half and didn't return.