Nov. 24, 1999
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Fueled Josh Davis' 24 points, Wyoming led from start tofinish in defeating Akron 84-68 on Tuesday.
LeDarion Jones scored 14 and Ugo Udezue had 12 points and 15 rebounds forWyoming (2-0). Anthony Blakes and Chris McMillian scored 11 each for theCowboys.
Ryan Andrick and Jimmal Ball paced Akron (1-1) with 17 apiece. Andy Hipsherscored 12 off the bench for the Zips.
A 16-6 run early in the second half drew Akron to within 51-41 beforeWyoming raced back to a 17-point lead after a basket by Udezue, followed byfive straight points by freshman Marcus Bailey.
The Cowboys led 60-43 before Akron again charged to within 10 at 66-56 with5:45 remaining. Wyoming answered with three consecutive baskets by Davis,Anthony Blakes and Jones on offensive rebounds to go up 73-56 with 3:30 to go.The Zips could get no closer than 15 the rest of the way.
Wyoming outshot Akron 46 percent to 41 percent and won the reboundingbattle, 49-38.
Wyoming led by as many as 25 in the first half after forcing 12 turnoversand shooting 46 percent from the arc. Davis scored 19 of his points as theCowboys took a 43-22 lead at intermission. He finished 3-of-3 from 3-pointrange and was 8-of-13 overall.
Davis scored eight points to help Wyoming break out to a 14-1 lead. Akronclosed to 19-12 before Wyoming went on a 15-0 run.
Akron was without senior guard Jami Bosley, an All-Mid American Conferencepick last season who sat out because a foot injury.