Free Throws In OT Push Wyoming Past San Diego State, 88-81

Jan. 22, 2005

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Justin Williams scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed11 rebounds and Wyoming made 10 of 11 free throws in overtime to defeat SanDiego State 88-81 Saturday night.

The Cowboys (10-7, 2-2 Mountain West) scored just one basket in the overtimeperiod on a drive by Jerry Webb, but their free throw shooting was more thanenough to hold off San Diego State.

Williams went 7-for-8 from the floor and was 8-for-10 from the free throwline, making all four field goal attempts in overtime. Sherrell was alsoperfect on four free throws in overtime.

The Cowboys, who shot just 64.9 percent from the free throw line, finishedmaking 23 of 31.

Webb scored at the 1:59 mark of overtime and made the free throw after beingfouled on the play to put Wyoming ahead for good, 82-81.

San Diego State (8-8, 2-1), which scored only five points in overtime,scored its final points when Williams was called for goaltending on BrandonHeath's shot with 2:24 left.

Sherrell scored 14 points, and Jay Straight and Kevin Lewis added 12 each asWyoming ended the Aztecs' three-game win streak.

Williams, who tied his career high in rebounds, also had six blocked shots.

Brandon Heath scored 29 points and Marcus Slaughter added 18 points and 10rebounds for San Diego State, which was outrebounded 47-28.

Sherrell tied the game at 76, hitting 2 of 3 free throws with 45 secondsleft in regulation, but each team missed one shot, including a long 3-pointerby Straight that nearly banked in as time expired to send the game intoovertime.