Men's Basketball Beaten By Boise State On Buzzer-Beater
Dec 12, 2001
Boise State 77, WYOMING 74 - Box Score
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Bryan Defares hit a desperation fadeaway jumper over Wyoming's Ronell Mingo with less than a second remaining to give Boise State a 77-74 victory Wednesday night.
With 11 seconds left and the score tied at 74, the 6-foot-3 Defares took the inbounds pass following a Boise State (4-4) timeout and dribbled through the lane, where he was met by the 6-9 Mingo.
As the clock ran down to less than a second, Defares lofted his game-winning, 10-foot shot over Mingo's outstretched arms from the right side of the key and was fouled by the Cowboy center. Defares then completed the three-point play with 0.1 second left.
Paris Corner scored with 17 seconds remaining to tie it for the Cowboys (5-3) at 74.
The Broncos' Abe Jackson hit all five of his 3-point attempts in the second half to lead all scorers with 27 points. Jackson, who hit just one of four 3-point attempts in the first half, added six rebounds and four assists.
Led by Jackson and his 3-point barrage, Boise State took a 71-67 lead with 3:07 remaining.
Wyoming was able to get back into the game when BSU's C.J. Williams hit just two of eight free throw attempts in the final 1:32.
With the Broncos holding a 74-72 lead, Williams missed a pair of free throws with 29 seconds left, allowing Corner to tie the game 12 seconds later.
Richard Morgan and Booker Nabors scored 15 points each for Boise State.
The win was the 100th for Boise State coach Rod Jensen.