Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Pokes Refuse To Capsize.(Sports)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

Lobos Burned By Backup McFall's 3

It was, after all, built to survive 40 days and 40 nights on treacherous floodwaters no wonder "Noah's Ark" was able to endure 40 minutes in the hostile Pit.

The Wyoming Cowboys men's basketball team, the Noah's Ark of Mountain West Conference, sprung a leak Monday night but refused to sink in taking a titanic 82-78 victory against University of New Mexico at the Pit.

On Saturday, UNM coach Fran Fraschilla likened the Cowboys (14-4, 5-1) to that famous Biblical vessel because "they have two of everything." What they didn't have, however, was 16,876 rabid Pit fans who tried to lift the Lobos (13-5, 3-2) all the way to the top of the league race.

But the Lobos and their fans came up just short.

"This was a huge win for us," said Wyoming's 6-foot, 10-inch sophomore Uche Nsonwu-Amadi, who had game highs with 22 points on 9-of-9 shooting and 11 rebounds. …

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