Cowboys Run Past Tennessee St. 109-56

Dec 17, 2003

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -
Senior guard David Adams scored a career-high 24 pointsand junior guard Jay Straight added 22 as the Wyoming Cowboys rolled past theTennessee State Tigers 109-56 Wednesday.

Adams, who hit 4 of 8 3-pointers and scored 20 points in the 63-55 win overMontana State Saturday, was on fire again against the Tigers.

He hit five 3-pointers in the first half, scoring 18 points. He was aperfect 6-of-6 from beyond the 3-point line and 8-of-9 overall from the fieldin the game.

The rest of the Cowboys fed off of Adams as well, hitting 21-of-27 from thefield in the first half for a 58-26 halftime lead.

Straight was also perfect in the first half, hitting on all four of hisfield goal attempts, including two 3-pointers, for 12 first- half points.Straight was 8-of-9 from the field, including all 3 3-pointers.

Wyoming hit on 72 percent of its shots in the game (39-of-54), including9-of-12 3-pointers.

Junior center Alex Dunn added 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Seniorforward Joe Ries also scored 10 points.

Wyoming also held a commanding 48-25 rebounding edge, with senior MoryCorrea grabbing nine rebounds. Correa also had five blocked shots.

The Cowboys, which saw a 30-point first-half lead dwindle in the 16-pointwin over Washington Dec. 6, didn't have that problem against the Tigers. Theclosest Tennessee State came in the second half was 29 points, and that wasearly.

The loss was the seventh straight for Tennessee State (1-7), which won justtwo games last season.

Senior guard Brandon Lockridge came off the bench to lead the Tigers with 20points. Junior Roshaun Bowens added 14 for the Tigers, who will be at Coloradoon Friday. Tennessee State shot just 29 percent from the field (22-of-76).

Wyoming hosts Winthrop Saturday at 4 p.m.