Wyoming Opens Season By Beating Cal State Bakersfield, 84-58

Nov. 14, 2008

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Redshirt freshman Afam Muojeke scored 31 points to lead Wyoming to an 84-58 win over Cal State Bakersfield Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

The Cowboys (1-0) overcame a slow start but scored 18 straight points midway through the first half to take control. Muojeke was 12 of 12 from the free-throw line and scored 19 points in the first half.

Brandon Ewing added 14 points for Wyoming, followed by Tyson Johnson with 12 and Sean Ogirri 11.

Santwon Latunde led Cal State Bakersfield (0-1) with 13 points, with Trent Blakley scoring 10.

Cal State Bakersfield, in the midst of a five-year transition period as they moved from Division II to Division I, led early as Wyoming missed its first six shots from the field.

The Roadrunners, however, scored just three points in eight minutes, as Wyoming took control, leading 46-25 at halftime.