Luka Drca (File Photo)
March 1, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP)-- Brad Jones scored 20 points in leading Wyoming to a 72-64 victory over Utah on Saturday.
Utah kept within range as the game wound down but the Cowboys prevailed on free throws.
Jones hit two 3-pointers toward a 17-6 run that gave Wyoming (12-16, 5-10 Mountain West Conference) a 45-34 lead with about 12 minutes left. Utah responded, with Johnnie Bryant scoring a pair of 3-pointers to help the Utes (15-12, 6-8) pull within 49-45 with 7:03 left.
Utah came within four points four more times. But Wyoming sealed the win by making 12 of 12 free throws in the final 6 minutes.
Jones scored half his points on free throws, a perfect 10 of 10. Brandon Ewing added 14 points and dished out five assists, while Joseph Taylor and Tyson Johnson each scored 12.
The game began with a 19-12 Wyoming lead. The Utes used an 11-3 run to get up 23-22 but Wyoming recovered for a 28-24 lead at the half.