Justin James leads Wyoming over Texas Southern 72-66
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Justin James had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Wyoming pulled away in the final minute to beat winless Texas Southern 72-66 on Saturday night.
James was 7 of 14 from the floor and made 6 of 7 free throws. Alan Herndon added 10 points for Wyoming (9-3).
Demontrae Jefferson scored 27 points to lead Texas Southern (0-11).
Donte Clark scored seven straight points, Jefferson made a jumper and Trayvon Reed a free throw and Texas Southern led 65-64 with 51 seconds remaining.
Louis Adams made two free throws, James blocked Jefferson’s 3-point attempt then made two free throws and the Cowboys regained the lead, 68-65 with 10 seconds left. Derrick Bruce split a pair of free throws for the Tigers, but Hayden Dalton committed a turnover to give Texas Southern another possession with seven seconds to go.
But the Tigers had another turnover, Jefferson and Clark were given technical fouls and Dalton made 4 of 6 free throws to end it.