Cowboy Basketball Completes Wyoming Shootout Sweep

Dec. 11, 1999

Box Score

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Wyoming vs. Montana State in Casper, Wyo. - Wyoming 92-86 - Box Score

The Wyoming Cowboy basketball team (6-2) won its third consecutive game without sophomore center UgoUdezue Saturday night, edging Montana State University (4-4) 92-86 at the Wyoming Shootout in Casper, Wyo.

The Bobcats kept the game close by putting on a clinic at the free throw line, going 25 for 25 from the charitystripe. MSU hit 14 more free throws than the Pokes, who were only 11-17 from the line for the game (65 percent). "When you're trying to come from behind you have to battle and get yourself to the free throw line and make freethrows to keep the game close," said Montana State head coach Mick Durham. "This is a team that's done a good jobgetting itself to the line."

Sophomore point guard Chris McMillian scored a season high 19 points to lead the Cowboys in scoring. SeniorLeDarion Jones pitched in 16 points followed by sophomore Josh Davis who had 15 and senior Anthony Blakes whoscored 12. Davis also recorded his third consecutive double-double, grabbing ten rebounds.

"We're still learning to play without Ugo." said UW head coach Steve McClain. "Overall a good effort out of ourkids, and it will send them into finals week on a very positive note.

"They are a very good team, and they're not afraid to play anyone. We feel fortunate to get out of here with a winover a very good opponent."

Wyoming will return to action Saturday, Dec. 18, when they travel to Bloomington, Ind. to take on Big TenConference power Indiana.