Cowboys Corral Utes, End Utah Winning Streak

Feb. 4, 2002

Box Score

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Josh Davis had 15 points and Uche Nsonwu-Amadi had 14 points and 15 rebounds as Wyoming defeated Utah 54-46 Monday night to end the Utes' 13-game winning streak, the nation's longest.

Jason Straight added 14 points for the Cowboys (15-5, 6-1 Mountain West), who snapped a seven-game drought in Salt Lake City and have won six of their last seven games.

Nick Jacobson had 13 points, but just one in the second half, and Travis Spivey scored 11 for the Utes (16-4, 6-1 Mountain West), who had their conference home-winning streak snapped at 48 consecutive games.

The last time Utah lost at home in a conference matchup was Jan. 8, 1996, a 65-64 loss to Fresno State in the Western Athletic Conference.

The Cowboys, now tied with Utah for the MWC lead, held the nation's top 3-point shooting team to 17 percent.

Wyoming took a 47-40 lead on a basket by Straight with 4:25 to play.

The Utes went the last 14:21 of the game with just one field goal, an accidental tip-in by Britton Johnsen on an alley-oop pass.

Utah pulled within 47-45 on Jeff Johnsen's free throws with two minutes to play, but the Cowboys sealed the victory by going 7-for-8 from the line in the final 1:48, including four straight by Straight and 3-for-4 by Nsonswu-Amadi, who had his third double-double in his last four games.

The final score marked the largest lead for either team in the game, which was characterized by lots of grabbing, pushing and bodies on the floor.

Trace Caton scored at the buzzer to give Utah a 30-29 lead at halftime.