Jan. 15, 2000
By MEAD GRUVER
Associated Press Writer
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Ceedric Goodwyn's 23 points led Colorado State to a77-71 win over Wyoming on Saturday for the rivals' first meeting as MountainWest Conference teams.
Wyoming (11-6, 1-1 MWC) took a 34-32 lead at the end of the first half butfell behind midway through the second half and never recovered.
Wyoming came within 75-71 on 2-of-3 free throws by Bradley Mann with 25seconds left. Two free throws by Aki Palmer sealed it for Colorado State (11-5,1-1).
After Goodwyn, Garrett Patik and John Ford scored 11 points and Palmer andJohn Sivesind had 10 for the Rams. Patik had 11 rebounds.
The Cowboys were led by Anthony Blakes and Josh Davis, who each scored 16.Mann added 13 and LeDarion Jones 10.
The Rams gained their widest lead at 67-58 on Goodwyn's long jump shot with3:30 left.
A 3-pointer by Blakes preceded Brett McFall's layup, which gave Wyoming a54-53 with 9:32 remaining. Colorado State quickly recovered with a slam dunk byFord.
The Rams pulled ahead for the first time in the second half 48-45 on AndyBirley's 3-pointer.
Wyoming took its first lead at 14-12, then fell behind 26-24 and the gapwidened to 30-24 after free throws by Goodwyn. Two baskets by Jones broughtWyoming within 32-31.