Nick Jacobson scored 13 of his 17 points in the final 13:16.
Jan 17, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Andrew Bogut scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, helping Utah outlast Wyoming 60-49 Saturday for its eight straight victory.
Bogut blocked five shots and hit 8-of-13 from the floor, but converted just 4 of 12 free throws and didn't score in the last 14:50 of the game.
As the Cowboy defense began focusing on Bogut, Nick Jacobson found his range. Jacobson scored 13 of his 17 points in the final 13:16, including four free throws in the final minute, to keep Utah (14-3, 2-0 MWC) unbeaten at home this season.
Mory Correa scored 14 points and Jay Straight added 11 for the Cowboys (8-7, 1-1 MWC), who scored just three points after cutting Utah's lead to 47-46 with 4:47 to play.
The Utes didn't lead until the second half, but then a pair 3-pointers by Jacobson - including a four-point play where he was fouled on the shot - gave them to a 46-35 advantage with 10:52 to play.
The Cowboys started going inside to Correa, who scored seven points in an 11-1 run and forced Utah starting center Tim Frost to foul out. Correa scored and drew Frost's fifth foul on a runner in the lane with 4:47 remaining to close the gap to 47-46.
Correa missed the free throw and then missed the front end of a one-and-one on the next possession. Jacobson and Justin Hawkins hit jumpers down the stretch and the Utes made their final eight free throws.
The Utes, who rank second in the country in scoring defense, held the Cowboys to a season-low in points. Utah also outrebounded Wyoming 39-28, and kept the Cowboys without a single fast break point.
Wyoming has lost all five of its road games this season, including defeats
at Denver and Middle Tennessee State.
Joe Reis, who had started 46 consecutive games, did not start for Wyoming and didn't score in seven minutes of play.