Wyoming Men's Basketball Downs Wichita State, 72-65

Dec. 30, 2000

Box Score

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Marcus Bailey scored 24 points and Wyoming overcame 36percent shooting to beat Wichita State 72-65 Saturday night.

Paris Corner added a career-high 14 points and Josh Davis had 12 for Wyoming(9-2).

C.C. McFall led the Shockers with 16 points. Terrell Benton had 15, whileTroy Mack scored 11 and O.J. Robinson 10 for Wichita State (5-5), which lostits fourth straight.

After the Shockers' Terrell Benton canned a 3-pointer to tie it at 50,Ronell Mingo sank a turnaround 12-footer to put the Cowboys up 52-50 with 11:44left and ignited a 15-4 run that put the game out of reach.

During the surge, Davis blocked two shots, had two tip-ins and made a freethrow. Corner's 3-pointer made it 65-54 at the 7:03 mark, Wyoming's largestmargin.

The closest Wichita State would get the rest of the way was 65-61 after atrey by Michael Phillips with 4:06 left.

By ROBERT W. BLACK
Associated Press Writer