Nov 30, 2002
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Uche Nsonwu-Amadi scored 23 points and pulled down18 rebounds as Wyoming defeated Loyola Marymount 72-65 Saturday for fourthplace in the Great Alaska Shootout.
Marcus Bailey added 11 points for the Cowboys (3-1). Keith Kincade ledLoyola Marymount (3-2) with 14 points. Charles Brown and Sherman Gay had 12apiece, with Gay's all coming in the second half.
Wyoming pushed the lead to 53-41 with 9:24 remaining before a 16-3 run gavethe Lions a 57-56 advantage with 4:13 left.
Behind Nsonwu-Amadi, the Cowboys reeled off nine straight points and Loyolagot no closer than three the rest of the way. Donta Richardson hit five freethrows in the final 43 seconds to hold off the Lions.
Wyoming led most of the first half. A basket by Nsonwu-Amadi gave theCowboys a 26-18 lead with 5:25 remaining, but eight straight points by LoyolaMarymount tied it with just more than two minutes left. Wyoming hit two freethrows for a 28-26 halftime lead.
Wyoming shot just 29 percent and Loyola 31 percent for the half.
The Cowboys outrebounded Loyola 46-31 but shot 36-for-53 from the free-throwline.