Cowboys Knock Off Running Rebels

Feb 2, 2003

Box Score

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Donta Richardson scored 25 points to lead Wyoming to a90-80 victory over UNLV Saturday night.

The Cowboys (16-3, 4-0 Mountain West Conference) shot 58.6 percent from thefield and never trailed.

Wyoming opened a 20-point lead with 10:11 to play and Richardson was aperfect 8-for-8 from the foul line in the last five minutes to seal thevictory.

UNLV (12-6, 1-4), shot 35.5 percent from the field including 2-of-10 fromthe three-point line in losing to the Cowboys for the fourth-straight time.

Wyoming had five players in double figures including 19 from Jay Straightand 17 from Joe Ries.

Marcus Banks led the Rebels with 24 points. Dalron Johnson added 16 pointsand 10 rebounds.

The Rebels stayed within reach early, but were outscored 8-3 in the finalfour minutes of the first half and trailed 42-33 at the break.

Uche Nsonwu-Amadi added 11 points and 10 rebounds for Wyoming, while DavidAdams scored 10.