Wyoming Cruises Past Alabama State, 69-54

Nov. 13, 2005

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Steve Leven scored 17 points to lead Wyoming to a 69-54 win over Alabama State in Sunday's first round of the Black Coaches Association Invitational.

Justin Williams added 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Cowboys (1-0).

The Hornets (0-1) had an 11-0 run late in the game, but came no closer than 64-51.

In the second half, Wyoming led by as much as 62-39 on a basket by Williams and 2-of-2 free throws by Brad Jones, who finished with 10 points.

Alabama State was led by Akeim Claborn, who had 19 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out. Alexander Oliver followed up with nine points.

The Hornets opened the game with a 13-10 lead, but Wyoming took control with a 9-point run that included a 3-pointer by James Ebert and a breakaway basket by Leven.

The Hornets fought back to within 19-17 on baskets by Richard Lott and Claborn, but another Cowboys run - this time 7-0 - put them up 26-17.

Wyoming expanded that lead to 37-23 at the half.