Wyoming Falls To Colorado State, 79-78

March 4, 2000

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Ceedric Goodwyn scored 27 points as Colorado State erased a four-point deficit in the game's final two minutes and then held off Wyoming 79-78 on Saturday night.

John Sivesind added 14 points, including four late free throws, for the Rams (18-11, 8-6 Mountain West), who earned the fourth seed in next week's conference tournament. Their first-round game Thursday will be against fifth-seeded Wyoming (18-11, 8-6).

Wyoming, which had won five straight conference games, led 75-71 with 1:49 remaining when Chris McMillian drew a technical foul after being called for his fifth personal foul. Sivesind made the ensuing free throws, and Ron Grady followed with a 3-pointer to give Colorado State a 76-75 lead with 1:27 left.

The Cowboys took their last lead on a basket by Anthony Blakes on Wyoming's next possession, but Sivesind and Aki Palmer combined to hit three free throws to put Colorado State up 79-77. Blakes had a chance to tie the game with four seconds left but made only one of two free throws.

After Palmer missed two free throws for Colorado State, Bradley Mann pulled down the rebound for Wyoming and missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Josh Davis led Wyoming with 23 points and 17 rebounds. Blakes finished with 13 points and McMillian had 10 before fouling out.