Scores

Final

Montana State 79

(5-4, 1-4 away)

Wyoming 72

(4-4, 3-1 home)

    5:30 PM ET, December 15, 2007

    1 2 T
    MTST 27 5279
    WYO 31 4172

    Top Performers

    Montana State: D. Mbunga 23 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Wyoming: T. Nelson 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Blk

    Montana St. 79, Wyoming 72

    Associated Press

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- Divaldo Mbunga scored 23 points and Montana State survived a late Wyoming rally for a 79-72 win at the Wyoming Shootout on Saturday.

    Mbunga helped put the game away with six free throws in the final 3 minutes after Brandon Ewing scored six straight Wyoming points to give the Cowboys a 64-62 lead.

    Carlos Taylor and Casey Durham each scored 14 points for MSU (5-4), and Phil Friesen added 10. Ryan Dermody led Wyoming (4-4) with 17 points.

    Ewing finished with 14 points and nine assists. Travis Nelson added 14 points, and Eric Platt scored 11.

    The Bobcats got ahead 14-7 on an 8-0 run that included six straight points by Bobby Howard.

    Wyoming responded with a 13-1 run later in the first half and took a 31-27 lead at the half. Montana State opened the second half with a 19-9 run to take a 46-40 lead with 13:40 to go.

    Ewing converted a three-point play with 8:34 remaining that put the Cowboys back up 55-52, but Mbunga scored four straight to help the Bobcats regain a 58-55 lead.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTST
    WYO
    Points 79 72
    FG Made-Attempted 26-60 (.433) 20-48 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-22 (.409) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-25 (.720) 25-31 (.806)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 4

    2007-08 Season

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