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Cowboys Improve to .500 After 68-55 Win

Laramie, WY – Behind 21 points from Desmar Jackson, the Wyoming Cowboys improved to 7-7 Tuesday night with a 68-55 win over visiting Kennesaw State owls.

The Owls jumped out to an early lead and took a 33-31 lead into the half, but the Cowboys came out in the second half and went on a 15-5 run to take a 46-38 lead with 12:16 left in the game.

"I thought it was a good win for us," said Wyoming head coach Heath Schroyer.  "Anytime you can hold an opponent to 22 percent shooting from the field in the second half and 17 percent from three-point range, you have to feel good about that type of performance."

The Cowboys had four players in double figures Tuesday night, in addition to Jackson’s 21; Djibril Thiam scored 14 while Amath M’Baye and Francisco Cruz each chipped in with 12.

Markeith Cummings led the Owls in scoring with 14.

Once the Cowboys tool the lead they never looked back, on the night they shot 46.2@ from the field but could only manage hitting 50% from the free throw line.

With conference play opening up after the New Year The Pokes will have to shoot better than 50% from the line to be competitive in MWC play.

Wyoming has one more non-conference game on the season. They will travel to Houston, TX on New Year’s Eve to take on the Huskies of Houston Baptist. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. mountain time.