Dec. 17, 2005
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Steve Leven scored 23 points Saturday to lead Wyoming to an 80-67 victory over Montana State.
Montana State (3-6) led 24-20 midway through the first half before the Cowboys (5-4) used a 15-0 run to take control of the game. The Bobcats didn't score a field goal in the final 10:22 of the half and Wyoming led 44-28 at halftime.
Montana State got within 71-64 on two free throws by Ja'Ron Jefferson with 3:16 remaining, but Jefferson missed both of his free throws at the 2:34 mark and Wyoming made 9-of-10 free throws the rest of the way.
Montana State was called for 28 fouls and Marvin Moss and Al Beye fouled out. Wyoming made 25-of-38 free throws and outrebounded MSU 59-31.
Jefferson led MSU with 17 points, while Branden Miller added 11 and Moss 10 points and seven rebounds.
Wyoming leads its series with MSU 49-9 and has won 12 straight games against the Bobcats.