Wyoming 81, Illinois St. 67

Larry Nance Jr. scored 19 points and the Cowboys ran their

winning streak to nine with an 81-67 comeback win over Illinois

State Tuesday night.

Wyoming trailed 43-29 at halftime, and was down 50-31 with 17

minutes left. A 14-0 Cowboys run pulled them within 60-59 with 8:32

to play, and Wyoming outscored the Redbirds 18-1 in the final 5

minutes.

Luke Martinez added 17 points for Wyoming, 9-0 for the first

time since the 1987-88 Cowboys won their first 11. Leonard

Washington and Josh Adams had 15 points apiece and Derrious Gilmore

scored 13 for Wyoming, which shot 64 percent in the second half and

54 percent for the game.

Tyler Brown led Illinois State (5-3) with 22 points. Jon Ekey

added 13 points and John Wilkins scored 12 for the Redbirds, who

were coming off a three-point loss Saturday at No. 5

Louisville.

The game was part of the Mountain West-Missouri Valley

Challenge.