Feb. 10, 2001
By ROBERT W. BLACK
Associated Press Writer
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Marcus Bailey, the leading scorer in the Mountain WestConference, scored 20 points to lead Wyoming to a 72-70 victory over ColoradoState before a record crowd at the Arena-Auditorium on Saturday.
Wyoming (16-5, 7-2 MWC) led 66-56 after Chris McMillian's two free throws atthe 2:06 mark. The Cowboys sank 8 of 12 free throws down the stretch to staveoff a furious rally by Colorado State (13-8, 4-4).
John Sivesind, who led the Rams with 17 points, hit a 3-pointer withsix-tenths of a second left to account for the final margin.
McMillian fed Josh Davis for back-to-back dunks to key a 12-3 second-halfsurge, helping the Cowboys erase a 46-45 deficit and take a 57-49 lead with7:51 remaining. Wyoming widened the lead to 64-53 on a layup by Davis with 4:20left.
The crowd of 15,456 topped the old mark of 15,218 set Jan. 21, 1995, againstBYU.
David Fisher had 16 for Colorado State, while Garrett Patik had 13 and RonGrady and Brian Greene scored 10 each.
The lead changed hands eight times in the first eight minutes of the secondhalf and neither team led by more than two until McFall's two free throws putWyoming up 49-46 with 12 minutes left.