Feb. 3, 2003
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tony Bland scored 18 points and Mike Mackell and freshmanEvan Burns added 17 points apiece, leading San Diego State to an 80-70 victoryover Wyoming on Monday night.
San Diego State (12-7, 3-3 Mountain West Conference) handed the Cowboys onlytheir second loss in 15 games and broke its own three-game losing streak.
Mackell was tough inside, while Bland made 7-of-12 shots on a variety ofdrives and short-range jumpers.
Burns, a McDonald's All-American, made his first start a success, addingeight rebounds, five assists and a spectacular fast-break dunk.
The Aztecs never trailed after taking a 5-3 lead on Deandre Moore's3-pointer with just 1:19 gone in the game. The Cowboys (16-4, 4-1) fell behindby as many as 16 points in the second half.
Aerick Sanders added 14 points and 14 rebounds for San Diego State, whichwas ahead 41-39 at halftime after leading at various times in the first half bydouble figures.
Wyoming's only other loss in its last 15 games was at No. 12 Kansas on Jan.15.