Wyoming Men's Basketball Pulls Out Win Over Samford, 80-73

Dec. 30, 1999

Samford at Wyoming - Wyoming 80-73 - Box Score

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - LeDarion Jones led four other players in double-digitscoring with 18 points to lead Wyoming to a 80-73 victory Thursday againstSamford.

Also scoring double figures were Anthony Blakes with 14 and Marcus Bailey,Chris McMillian and Brett McFall with 10 apiece.

Marc Saylers led the Bulldogs (7-5) with 21 points, followed by ReedRawlings with 14 and Derrick Jones with 12.

Wyoming (8-4) trailed at halftime 36-35 after a 3-pointer by Rawlings withthree seconds left.

Wyoming came back with an 11-point run led by Bailey's six points, Jones'three and Blakes' two. The winner of the game was unclear until the end becausethe teams tied four times and switched leads eight times.

"The game really came right down to the wire," said Cowboys coach SteveMcClain, who praised his bench players for their effort.