Dec. 27, 2005
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Adrian Tigert scored 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as Wisconsin-Milwaukee beat Wyoming 84-69 Tuesday night.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee trailed at halftime but applied full-court pressure in the second half and pulled away, outscoring Wyoming 52-29 in the last 16 minutes. The Panthers had 11 points off turnovers in the second half, compared with just four by Wyoming.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee (7-3) also out-rebounded Wyoming 40-30 in the game, scoring 17 points on second-chance opportunities. Wyoming had just one second-chance point in the contest.
The Panthers went on a 23-6 run and gained their first lead of the second half, going up 55-46 with 9:15 to go. They never trailed again.
Joah Tucker added 19 for the Panthers. Boo Davis had 11, and Chris Hill and Avery Smith each scored 10 for the Panthers.
The Panthers jumped out to an early lead after a 16-4 run put them up 18-10 with 11:15 left in the first half. But the Cowboys stormed back as Brandon Ewing's three-point play capped off a 20-4 Wyoming run that made it 35-26 with 1:12 left.
Tucker made the last basket of the half, and Wyoming led at halftime 35-28.