Cold Spell Costs Cowboys in 89-81 Loss at BYU

Jan. 16, 2007

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Keena Young scored a career high 29 points, including 21 in the second half, and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Brigham Young past Wyoming 89-81 Tuesday night.

The win pushes the Cougars' home court winning streak to 26 games, second longest in the nation.

The score was tied at 45 with 15:16 remaining when BYU (13-5, 3-1 Mountain West) scored 17 unanswered points to capture a 62-45 lead with 10:21 left. Young, whose previous scoring record was 27, scored nine and Mike Rose added five points during the run.

Wyoming (11-7, 2-2 Mountain West) was able to chip away at the Cougar lead and closed to within five at 82-77 on a basket by Eric Platt with 1:27 remaining, but could get no closer.

In the first half, the Cowboys led by as many as 10 when James Spencer hit a jump shot with 13:39 remaining until halftime. The Cougars closed the half on a 10-3 run capped by a 3-pointer by Jonathan Tavernari.

Wyoming was led by Brandon Ewing and Daaron Brown who each scored 22 points. Brown also pulled down a game-high 18 rebounds.

Trent Plaisted scored 15 for the Cougars and Austin Ainge added 13. Tavernari scored 10 for the Cougars, all in the first half on 4-of-4 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free throw line.