Nov. 15, 2005
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - T.J. Carter had 11 points Monday to lead North Carolina-Wilmington to a 62-59 win over Wyoming in the Black Coaches Association Invitational semifinals.
With 25 seconds left in regulation, the Seahawks (2-0) would have taken a 52-49 lead, but they called time out right after a would-be 3-pointer left the fingers of Todd Hendley.
The game went into overtime tied 49-49.
North Carolina-Wilmington took a 54-50 lead, but Wyoming (1-1) responded with a 3-pointer by Brandon Ewing. Then each team scored a pair of baskets and from there it was free throws: 4 of 6 for the Seahawks and 2 of 4 for the Cowboys.
Beckham Wyrick made 2-of-2 and John Goldsberry 1-of-2 to keep North Carolina-Wilmington ahead in the final seconds.
Wyoming had the last possession, but Steve Leven missed a 3-pointer as the clock ran out.
The second half was also determined by free throws.
Wyoming took a 26-25 lead soon after the second half began on a layup by Brad Jones.
It was the Cowboys' last field goal for over 10 minutes, but the Cowboys stayed in the game on 9 of 12 free throws and tied the score 36-36 on a slam dunk by Justin Williams.
North Carolina-Wilmington kept ahead on three baskets and five free throws. And again, Wyoming didn't make a field goal - but hit 9 of 9 free throws and finally a 3-pointer by Jones to take a 48-47 lead.
Vladimir Kuljanin scored for the Seahawks, but then Jones was back at the line for Wyoming - and made both to tie the score 49-49.
Jones and Williams both led the Cowboys with 16 points each.
The Seahawks led 23-20 after a hard-fought first half.
Wilmington got ahead 9-8 on a free throw by Goldsberry and the Seahawks widened that lead to as much as 19-12 after a tip-in by Dejan Grkovic and a breakaway layup by Temi Soyebo.
The Cowboys closed in before the half ended on 4-of-6 free throws and baskets by Ewing and Daaron Brown.