Cowboys Eliminated From the NIT

March 15, 1999

Box Score

By LANDON HALL
Associated Press Writer

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A.D. Smith and Terik Brown each scored 22 points asOregon defeated Wyoming 93-72 in a second-round game of the NIT on Mondaynight.

The Ducks (18-11) will play Texas Christian in the quarterfinals eitherWednesday or Friday. TCU beat Nebraska 101-89 Monday night.

Oregon led by 21 at the half and quickly stretched it to 26 on a 3-pointerby Terik Brown with 17:46 left. Wyoming didn't get closer than 19 the rest ofthe way. Oregon's biggest lead was 35 after a bank shot by reserve center ChrisChristofferson made it 84-49 with 6:33 left.

Anthony Blakes scored 17 for the Cowboys (18-10). Ugo Udezue, Wyoming'sleading scorer at 20.8, was held to 13 points on 4-of-15 shooting. He alsomissed 10 of 15 free throws.

The Cowboys shot just 36 percent, and 28 percent in the first half as Oregontook a 51-30 lead. Smith had 19 and Brown had 12 in the Ducks' highest-scoringhalf of the season.

Udezue missed all nine of his shots in the half, including three layups. Allthat kept the game from becoming a complete embarrassment for the Cowboys wasBlakes' 14 points.

The Ducks jumped to a 25-9 lead on Smith's tip-in with 11:35 left in thehalf. Oregon made six of nine 3-pointers, the last coming from Yasir Rosemondto make it 43-21 with 5:17 to go.

Oregon dominated the smaller Cowboys on the boards, 32-14 in the half and57-31 for the game. Smith had 13 rebounds for the Ducks, and Alex Scales had11.

GAME SUMMARY
              1st half  2nd half   OT     Final(V)Wyoming      30        42        -      72(H)Oregon       51        42        -      93

Team Leaders Wyoming Oregon

Points Blakes-17 Smith,Brown-22Rebounds Blakes,McMillian-6 Smith-13Assists Mann-5 Wright-5Steals Udezue,McMillian-3 Brown-4

Team StatsFG % 35.8% 46% FT % 48.4% 75%3-pt % 36% 50%

Attendance - 9,087