Cowboys Rally Past Montana State, 63-55
Dec. 13, 2003
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - David Adams keyed a fourth-quarter run and freshman Mikel Watson hit a crucial 3-pointer as Wyoming escaped with a 63-55 win over Montana State in the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Wyoming Shootout on Saturday.
Wyoming, which trailed 30-29 at halftime, moved ahead 58-54 with 3:05 remaining on the last of Adams' four 3-pointers.
The senior shooting guard finished with a game-high 20 points. Montana State's zone defense slowed down the Cowboys' up-tempo style and held Wyoming 11 points below its season average.
With 1:10 remaining and three seconds on the shot clock, Watson hit a 3-pointer from the right wing to put Wyoming ahead, 61-55.
Montana State missed three of four free throws in the final 2:40 and went 1-for-6 from the line in the game at the Casper Events Center.
Calvin Ento led Montana State with 19 points, while Jason Erickson had 12. Starting center Matt Townsley did not play in the contest and is expected to miss two-to-three weeks with a herniated disc in his back.
Joe Ries scored 13 points for Wyoming, which was without starting guard Dion
Sherrell, who sprained his foot in Friday's shootaround. His status was