Nov. 15, 2005
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Steve Leven scored 16 points - and Justin Williams had 20 rebounds and nine blocks - to lead Wyoming to an 87-78 win over Charlotte on Tuesday for third place in the Black Coaches Association Invitational.
The 49ers (1-2) trailed the Cowboys (2-1) by as much as 67-48 about midway through the second half. But Charlotte got back into the game with help from four 3-pointers by Curtis Withers.
Charlotte narrowed the score to 82-77 on a 3-pointer by De'Angelo Alexander and a basket by Withers. Wyoming, meanwhile, hit 1 of 8 in four free-throw appearances.
Each team made one of two free throws to make the score 83-78. The 49ers then called time out - but they had no time outs left, sending Leven to the line to make two.
Brad Jones added two more free throws for Wyoming for the final score.
Williams' rebounds and blocks set records for the BCA Invitational. Williams also had 13 points, followed by Jones with 12.
The Cowboys outshot Charlotte 56 percent to 31 percent from the field. The 49ers were led by Withers with 25 points, followed by De'Angelo with 21. Withers and Chris Nance each had 15 rebounds.
Wyoming led 45-30 at the half.
In the first half, Charlotte shot 27 percent and was 0-9 on 3-pointers, while the Cowboys were 58 percent and 5-10 from 3-point range.
Wyoming pulled ahead 12-6 on baskets by Leven, Williams and Daaron Brown. The 49ers pulled back within 15-12 on a scoring rebound by Antwon Coleman, but the Cowboys widened their lead to 22-12 and then 29-14.