Lamar 64

(4-7, 1-6 away)

Wyoming 69

(8-2, 6-1 home)

    3:00 PM ET, December 16, 2006

    Arena-Auditorium, Laramie, Wyoming

    1 2 T
    LAM 34 3064
    WYO 27 4269

    Top Performers

    Lamar: D. Hopkins 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Wyoming: J. Spencer 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 64 69
    FG Made-Attempted 22-57 (.386) 22-55 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-20 (.650) 21-32 (.656)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 5

    2006-07 Season

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