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Wyoming 69, Lamar 64

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- James Spencer scored 18 points as Wyoming
came from behind to beat Lamar 69-64 on Saturday.

Brad Jones and Brandon Ewing added 14 points each for the
Cowboys (8-2), who trailed 34-27 at halftime before taking the lead
midway through the second and holding on to win.

"In the first half, it looked like we hadn't played in a
week," coach Steve McClain said. "We were out there trying, but
we didn't have any energy. In the second half, we came out with
more energy defensively and got after it."

Wyoming trailed by as much as 12 points in the first half on
consecutive 3-pointers by Darren Hopkins and Matthew Barrow.

"Our shots weren't falling and we were kind of lazy on
defense," Ewing said. "Once the shots started falling in the
second half, it kind of picked up our defense."

Back-to-back baskets by Daaron Brown at the 9:46 mark gave
Wyoming its first lead since the first basket of the game.

Two baskets by Chris Anderson put the Cowboys up 61-57 with 3:20
left.

The Cardinals cut Wyoming's lead to a point on a 3-pointer by
Hopkins. But Wyoming kept out of reach. Ewing scored six of his
points, including two free throws with 6 seconds left, to help seal
the win in the final minute.

"I just think we didn't execute our offense in the second half
as well as we did in the first half," Lamar coach Steve Roccaforte
said.

Lamar (4-7) struggled with 38 percent shooting, including 29
percent in the second half.

Hopkins led the Cardinals with 18 points, followed by James
Davis with 17. Lamar Sanders had 13 rebounds.