Cowboys Rally Past SDSU, 79-71

Jan 26, 2004

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Jay Straight scored a career-high 30 points and walk-onJerry Webb added 10 points in five minutes Monday as Wyoming snapped athree-game losing streak, beating San Diego State 79-71.

Wyoming (9-9, 2-3 Mountain West Conference) fell behind early and lookedlackluster most of the first half, but jumped back into the game when Webb cameoff the bench.

The little-used guard/forward scored 10 of his 13 points in five minutes,and the Cowboys grabbed their first lead of the game off a 3-pointer by DionSherrell with 2:17 left in the half.

Straight scored 21 points in the second half as Wyoming caught fire from the3-point arc and took control of the game. Alex Dunn added 12 points and grabbed10 rebounds while David Adams scored 11.

Wyoming was behind 37-34 early in the second when Straight led the Cowboyson a 17-3 run to give them a 51-40 lead with 13:43 left.

San Diego State's Chris Manker kept the Aztecs in the game, hitting four3-pointers in the second half and scoring 14 points. Brandon Heath added 15points and Aerick Sanders 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The Aztecs came within three points with 2:30 remaining, but Straight putthe game away with a 3-point jumper. The Cowboys also hit 9-10 free throws inthe last 1:04 to keep them ahead.

San Diego State (11-8, 2-2) had won four straight against the Cowboys.