March 6, 2003
PROVO, Utah (AP) - Travis Hansen scored 23 points to lead Brigham Young to a69-50 victory over Wyoming on Thursday.
BYU (21-7, 10-3 Mountain West) has now won five straight over Wyoming (20-8,8-5) in Provo and swept the Cowboys this year for the first time since the1995-96 season.
With the victory, BYU is now tied for first place in the Mountain WestConference with Utah. BYU's 10-3 conference record is their best start in fouryears.
Mark Bigelow added 13 points while Rafael Araujo scored 12 and pulled down agame high nine rebounds.
Leading 5-4 three minutes into the game, BYU went on a 11-2 run to take a16-6 lead with 12:29 left in the half on a basket from Hansen. A basket byBigelow put BYU on top 27-16.
Wyoming cut the Cougar's lead to 30-25 with 1:28 left in the half before BYUscored the final six points before intermission. BYU shot 51 percent in thefirst half.
Jake Shoff extended BYU's lead to 49-33 with 13:43 left in the game. TheCougars biggest lead was 66-40 following a bucket by Jared Jensen with 4:15left.