Men's Basketball

Wyoming Takes Care of Utah, 75-69

Desmar Jackson scored 21 points.

Desmar Jackson scored 21 points.

Jan. 27, 2010

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Adam Waddell tied the Mountain West Conference single-game rebounding record with 22 boards to go with his 13 points, and Desmar Jackson scored 21 points as Wyoming rallied past Utah 75-69 in MWC play on Wednesday.

The Cowboys (9-11, 2-4) lost a 12-point lead in the second half and trailed by three with three minutes remaining, and went on to outscore Utah 11-2 down the stretch.

Wyoming went into the game as one of the top shooting teams in the nation in free throws made and free throws attempted, but were just 23 of 44 (52.3 percent) from the line in the game. The Cowboys, however, were 7 of 9 in the final 46-seconds to secure the win.

Waddell's 22 rebounds tied the MWC rebounding record originally set by Louis Amundson of UNLV vs. Auburn on Dec. 12, 2004 and later tied by Jason Smith of Colorado State vs. Wyoming on Feb. 24, 2007.

Carlon Brown came off the off the bench with a career-high 31 points for Utah (3-3, 10-10).

Leading 35-32 at halftime, Wyoming built its lead to 46-34 with 14 minutes to play, but Utah used a 9-0 run to get back in the game. Brown was the catalyst of the rally, scoring 22 points in the second half, including 11 of the team's 14 points in one stretch.

 

 

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