Cowboys Open Early Lead, Cruise Past Idaho State

December 3, 1998

Box Score

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Sophomore Ugo Udezue scored 15 points and grabbed 12rebounds and Wyoming used a 26-2 first half run to defeat Idaho State 74-53Thursday.

Josh Davis and LeDarion Jones each added 13 for Wyoming (3-1), which won itsthird straight.

Idaho State (1-3) was led by Kevin Sweetwyne's 13, all coming in the last 11minutes. Odell Stokes added 12 for the Bengals.

After Idaho State took a 4-3 lead, the Cowboys went on a 17-0 run, yielded abasket, then embarked on a 9-0 run to build a 29-6 lead with just under nineminutes remaining in the first half.

Wyoming's widest lead was 28, at 40-12 with 1:42 left in the opening halfand 52-24 with 13:13 remaining in the game. Idaho State closed to within 18with 5:30 remaining, but that was as close as the Bengals would get.

              1st half  2nd half   OT     Final(V)Idaho St.    16        37        -      53(H)Wyoming      40        34        -      74

Team Leaders Wyoming Idaho State

Points Udezue-15 Sweetwyne-13Rebounds Udezue-12 Stokes-11Assists McMillian, Blakes-6 Sweetwyne, Sukut-2Steals Davis-4 Hearvey-2

Team Stats

FG % 44.4% 34.4% FT % 61.1% 52.9%3-pt % 35% 15.4%Pts off turnovers 18 82nd chance pts 11 16

Attendance - 5,504