Cowboys Run Over Cougars

Feb. 26, 2000

Box Score

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Josh Davis and Marcus Bailey scored 15 points each asWyoming outpaced Brigham Young 85-70 on Saturday.

It was the fourth win in a row for the Cowboys (17-10, 7-5 Mountain West),who regained control of the game after the Cougars caught up to 56-56 with 12minutes left.

A 3-point jumper by Brett McFall gave Wyoming the lead for good.

BYU (16-9, 5-7 Mountain West) came within 65-61 at 7:00 left, butconsecutive 3-pointers by Davis, Chris McMillian and Justin French widened thegap.

"Any time we make 11 threes, I'll take that any night," Wyoming coachSteve McClain said.

The game began with the Cougars dashing to a 7-0 lead. The Cowboys took over12-10 and the gap widened to 36-26 but was erased on an 8-0 BYU run late in thehalf for a 39-39 tie.

The half ended after six lead changes and four ties.

Four players from each team scored in double-digits. For BYU, Mekeli Wesleycontributed 25 points and Terrell Lyday 17, similar to their 56 combined pointstoward the Cougars' 87-78 win over Wyoming on Jan. 20.

Todd Christensen and Michael Vranes added 10 points each.

McMillian added 14 points and McFall 11 for the Cowboys, who shot 50.8percent to BYU's 41.4 percent.