Men's Basketball Loses To Louisiana State

Jan. 3, 2001

Box Score

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Torris Bright scored 18 points, Brian Beshara had 17and LSU survived a second-half comeback Wednesday night to claim a 73-69victory over Wyoming.

The victory by LSU (9-1) preserved a 14-game home win streak dating back tolast season, and a 25-game home non-conference win streak dating back to a70-64 loss to Lamar on Dec. 1, 1997.

Wyoming (9-3) was led by Marcus Bailey who added 23 points on 9-of-16shooting despite only a six-point output in the first half.

The key to the game was Wyoming's inability to take advantage of Tigermistakes. LSU had 18 turnovers, the second highest mark this season. Wyomingturned the ball over 23 times, a season high.

LSU also was held to its second-worst shooting effort of the season, hittingonly 24-of-43 (.381) of its field goal attempts. Wyoming could make just27-of-68 field goals (39.7 percent), including only 2-of-21 from the 3-pointline.

Despite the taller line-up, LSU was able to outrebound the Cowboys 13-6 inthe early going. But, as the game went on, Wyoming wore down the smaller Tigersoutrebounding them 51-40 for the game. Junior Josh Davis pulled down acareer-high 18 boards for the Cowboys.

Ronald Dupree added 15 points for LSU and Collis Temple III had 11.

David Rottinghaus had 16 points for Wyoming and another reserve, RonellMingo, added 11.