Men's Basketball

Cowboys Erupt for 120-73 Romp over Peru State

UW sophomore Afam Muojeke played 23 minutes against Peru State and scored 26 points.

UW sophomore Afam Muojeke played 23 minutes against Peru State and scored 26 points.

Nov. 18, 2009

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Afam Muojeke scored 26 points to lead Wyoming past Peru State 120-73 Wednesday night.

The Cowboys (1-1) struggled at times early in the game before taking a 14-point halftime lead. Wyoming then used a 17-3 run in the opening minutes of the second half to pad its lead and run away with the win.

Marshall Kelly led Peru State (2-6) with 16 points and Jovan Hitch added 15 for the NAIA team.

Thomas Manzano had 19 points for the Cowboys. Djibril Thiam had 18, Ryan Dermody had 12 and Daylen Harrison added 10.

After struggling defensively early on, the Cowboys' full-court press forced 34 turnovers that led to 45 points.

The Cowboys shot 61 percent (43 of 71) to just 38 percent for Peru State (23 of 60).

 

 

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