Wyoming Falls To San Diego

Dec. 28, 2004

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Nick Lewis scored 19 points to keep San Diego out ofreach of Wyoming 95-88 on Tuesday.

After trailing by as much as 15 in the second half, the Cowboys (6-4) used a7-2 run to battle to within two with less than a minute remaining. But thenarrow spread only widened as the Toreros (7-5) made nine of 10 from thecharity stripe.

Wyoming ended up making 68.3 percent on free-throws, compared to San Diego's74.4 percent.

The Cowboys fell behind early, starting with a 21-19 deficit midway into thefirst half. By halftime, that had widened to 48-38.

The Toreros dominated shooting in the first half: 62.1 percent to 39.4percent.

"The bottom line is you've got to guard. And we didn't guard anyone allnight. That's why we were down 10 points at the half," Wyoming head coachSteve McClain said.

In the second half, San Diego led 10-15 points until Cowboys' late rally.

After Lewis, the Toreros' Brice Vounang had 17 points, and Corey Belser andRoss Derogatis had 15 apiece. Belser also contributed 10 rebounds.

Wyoming was led by Dion Sherrell with 18, followed by Alex Dunn's 17 and JayStraight's 15. Dunn also had 12 rebounds.

It was the Cowboys' first home loss this season following four wins in theArena-Auditorium.