Men's Basketball Tops Denver, 70-55

Nov. 27, 2000

Box Score

Associated Press Writer

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Marcus Bailey scored 16 points and had three dunksduring a 16-0 second-half run as Wyoming survived a cold-shooting night to beatDenver 70-55 on Monday.

Uche Nsonwu-Amadi also scored 16 points and had 13 rebounds, while BrettMcFall added 10 points for Wyoming (2-0). Josh Davis had 14 rebounds and ninepoints for the Cowboys.

Wyoming shot 35 percent but Denver was worse at 31 percent.

Arthur Ireland's 12 points, all in the first half, led Denver (1-2). SteveSimmons had nine points and 12 rebounds for the Pioneers.

Wyoming's running game, dormant in the first half, got uncorked afterintermission.

Bailey's three fast break-ending dunks came as the Cowboys scored the first16 points of the second half to take a 43-26 lead with 14:50 remaining.

During the run, Wyoming forced six missed shots and three turnovers.

B.J. Pratt's driving basket and free throw finally put the Pioneers on theboard in the closing half at the 14:31 mark.

Denver closed to within six, 48-42, on a layup by Kevin Overton but McFall's3-pointer lifted the Cowboys back up by nine.

Denver would get no closer than seven the rest of the way.

A sloppy first half left Wyoming clinging to a 27-26 lead, despite shootingonly 29 percent.