Cowboys Win Border War With Montana St.

Jan 4, 2003

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Donta Richardson scored 10 of his 14 points in thesecond half Saturday to help Wyoming to a 60-56 victory over Montana State inthe Border War game at MetraPark Arena.

It was the seventh-straight win in the annual series and eighth straightvictory this season for Wyoming (11-2).

Montana State (6-6) took a 40-37 lead after a 3-pointer by Casey Reynoldswith 15:10 remaining.

Richardson sandwiched two driving shots around a basket by Alex Dunn, givingWyoming a 43-42 lead with 9:56 remaining.

The Cowboys didn't trail again.

Richardson gave Wyoming a 45-42 lead before MSU's Pete Conway hit a3-pointer while being fouled with 7:38 remaining. He missed the free throw, andthe score remained tied.

Wyoming scored the next six points - on a basket from Uche Nsonwu-Amadi, adunk from Joe Ries and another drive from Richardson - to take a 51-45 with5:56 left.

After Jason Erickson scored for MSU at the 2:14 mark, Wyoming hit 9-of-10free throws to seal the win.

Erickson led MSU with 16 points, while Reynolds added 13 and Conway 11.

Nsonwu-Amadi had 13 points, 16 rebounds and three blocked shots for Wyoming,which outrebounded MSU 40-28.

Montana State, which trailed 28-14 with under six minutes to play in thefirst half, stayed in the game by hitting 10-of-22 3-pointers.