Utah gaurd Richard Chaney and Wyoming guard Steve Leven vie for the loose ball during the second half. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
Feb. 14, 2005
By DOUG ALDEN
AP Sports Writer
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Andrew Bogut had 31 points and 13 rebounds and No. 14 Utah extended its winning streak to 17 games with a 71-62 victory over Wyoming on Monday night.
Bogut was 11-of-16 from the field and recorded his 17th double-double in Utah's 25 games. He just missed his career-high of 33 points, set Saturday in a win over Colorado State.
Utah (22-3, 10-0 Mountain West) improved to 14-0 at home this season and tied the 1990-91 Utes for the second-longest streak in school history. The longest is 23 straight in 1998-99.
Utah outrebounded Wyoming 34-21.
Jay Straight led the Cowboys with 16 points, five coming in the final minute as Wyoming stretched the game with frequent timeouts and fouls. All it did was cut the margin to single digits as the Utes swept the Cowboys this season.
Dion Sherrell scored 12 points and Justin Williams added 11 for Wyoming, which could not stop the 7-foot Bogut. Bogut hit layups and hook shots all night and was 9-for-11 from the free throw line.
Utah won the first meeting 74-49 last month at Wyoming, but Monday was close until midway through the second half.
Alex Dunn got the Cowboys to 42-40 with 14:41 left in the game, then Utah took off with 13 straight points. Bogut scored five during the run, including a three-point play, and Jackson atoned for a pass that was too high for even Bogut by hitting a 3-pointer to put Utah up 53-40.
Bogut added two free throws with about 8 minutes remaining and Wyoming never got closer than 10 until Straight's 3-pointer with about 20 seconds left made it 67-60.