Second Half Run Keys Cowboy 72-64 Win

March 1, 2008

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Brad Jones scored 20 points in leading Wyoming to a 72-64 victory over Utah on Saturday.

Utah kept within range as the game wound down but the Cowboys prevailed on free throws.

Jones hit two 3-pointers toward a 17-6 run that gave Wyoming (12-16, 5-10 Mountain West Conference) a 45-34 lead with about 12 minutes left. Utah responded, with Johnnie Bryant scoring a pair of 3-pointers to help the Utes (15-12, 6-8) pull within 49-45 with 7:03 left.

Utah came within four points four more times. But Wyoming sealed the win by making 12 of 12 free throws in the final six minutes.

Jones scored half his points on free throws, a perfect 10 of 10. Brandon Ewing added 14 points and dished out five assists, while Joseph Taylor and Tyson Johnson each scored 12.

Luke Nevill led the Utes with 22 points. Bryant finished with 15 points, and Luka Drca scored 12 for Utah.

The game began with a 19-12 Wyoming lead. The Utes used an 11-3 run to get up 23-22 but Wyoming recovered for a 28-24 lead at the half.