Wyoming 62, Sioux Falls 54

Francisco Cruz scored 14 points to lead Wyoming over Sioux Falls

62-54 on Friday night.

JayDee Luster added 13 and Luke Martinez 11 for the Cowboys

(11-1), who have won nine in a row for the first time since

2002-03.

Skyler Bloch scored 21 for Sioux Falls (3-7), a Division II

team, while Keith Cutler had 11 and Derek Brown 10.

Cruz scored nine points over 4 minutes to spark the sluggish

Cowboys to a 49-46 lead with 7:03 left. Then Martinez broke the

eighth and final tie with a putback, while his 3-pointer moments

later put the Cowboys up 54-49 with 3:26 to play.

Wyoming made only four of its first 20 shots and was

outrebounded 41-20 but forced 21 turnovers while committing only

five.

Sioux Falls held Wyoming scoreless for nearly 11 minutes in the

first half and led 25-20 at the break.