Cowboys Unable To Stop Streaking Bluejays

Dec. 22, 2003

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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).

After Dabbert, Michael Lindeman had 14 points and Johnny Mathies 12 for the Bluejays. The Cowboys were led by Alex Dunn's 16 points, followed by 10 points from David Adams.

Wyoming drew within 62-56 when Mikel Watson scored with 1:56 left. Mory Correa then made a free throw and Adams scrambled in a basket to put the Pokes within a 3-pointer.

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