Dec. 22, 2003
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Joe Dabbert scored 19 points as Creighton preserved its perfect record with a 66-61 win over Wyoming on Monday.
The Cowboys (6-4) played catch-up from the opening minutes. After trailing 49-28 in the second half, they advanced within 3 points with about a minute left.
But the effort came too late to overcome the Bluejays (8-0).
Mathies responded with two free throws for Creighton, then Dunn pulled the Cowboys to 64-61 with 34 seconds left.
Tyler McKinney sank two free throws for the Bluejays and Wyoming failed to convert on its last possession.
Wyoming outrebounded the Bluejays 40-29 but lagged in shooting, making just 36.8 percent to Creighton's 47.3 percent. The Bluejays also led the 3-point game, 35.7 percent to 14.3 percent.
Creighton outscored Wyoming 17-6 in first 10 minutes, getting up 19-8. The Cowboys regained ground to 30-22 and the half ended with a 33-23 Bluejays lead.
By MEAD GRUVER
Associated Press Writer