Pokes Rally Past Buffs

December 10, 1998

Box Score

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Ugo Udezue scored a career high 36 points, grabbed 11rebounds and tipped in the game-winning shot with 10 seconds left to liftWyoming over Colorado 67-66 Wednesday night.

Wyoming (4-2) trailed nearly the entire game, but Udezue kept the Cowboysclose and tipped in a miss by teammate Chris McMillian to complete a 10-4Wyoming run at the end.

Ernest Renfroe's layin, two free throws and 3-point play put Colorado (7-3)up 65-59 at the 1:35 mark, but the Cowboys rallied on a basket by LeDarionJones and two jumpers by Udezue to set up the winning possession.

Jaquay Walls made one of two foul shots with 1:12 left to put Colorado up66-63, but Udezue canned a shot from the right baseline with 58 seconds left todraw the Cowboys within 66-65.

Kenny Price missed a shot with 26 seconds remaining for the Buffaloes andBrett McFall rebounded for the Cowboys. After a timeout, McMillian drove thelane and missed, only to have Udezue follow up with the game-winner. Wallsforced a 15-footer under pressure at the end and Jones rebounded to seal thevictory.

Jones added 12 points and 10 rebounds and Josh Davis scored 10 points and grabbed 11 boards for Wyoming.

Will Smith led Colorado with 15 and Walls added 13, but the Buffaloes werehurt by 32 percent shooting. Wyoming shot 40 percent.

Colorado led 34-25 at the half.

              1st half  2nd half   OT     Final(V)Colorado     34        32        -      66(H)Wyoming      25        42        -      67

Team Leaders Wyoming Colorado

Points Udezue-36 Smith-15Rebounds Udezue, Davis-11 Smith-9Assists McMillian-7 Three players-3Steals McMillian-3 Mohr-3

Team Stats

FG % 40.3% 32.3% FT % 65.2% 67.7%3-pt % 14.3% 20%Pts off turnovers 14 192nd chance pts 18 19

Attendance - 5,676