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Wyoming 61, (24) Brigham Young 78

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WYO (12-17) 27 34 61
#24 BYU (24-6) 38 40 78

Final


10:00 PM ET, March 5, 2008
Marriott Center
Provo, UT

Plaisted's double-double powers BYU to conference title

Team Stat Comparison
WYOMING BRIGHAM YOUNG
Points 61 78
FG Made-Attempted 22-50 (.440) 25-56 (.446)
3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 9-21 (.429)
FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 19-30 (.633)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 26
Game Leaders
 WYOMINGBRIGHAM YOUNG
PointsB. Ewing 20T. Plaisted 23
ReboundsT. Johnson 9T. Plaisted 11
AssistsB. Jones 3L. Cummard 5
StealsR. Dermody 2J. Tavernari 5
BlocksJ. Taylor 2L. Cummard 2
 · Team Stats: Wyoming | Brigham Young
Game Flow
2007-08 Season
DATEGAMELINKS
Feb 2, 2008 BYU 73, @WYO 63Recap | Box Score
· Mar 5, 2008 @BYU 78, WYO 61Recap | Box Score
Next 5 Games
WYOMING (ET) BRIGHAM YOUNG (ET)
03/12 CSU 2:00pm
03/08 @TCU 8:00pm
 · Complete Schedule: Wyoming | Brigham Young
Mountain West Conference Standings
TEAMCONF W-LTOTAL W-L
#24 Brigham Young14-225-6
UNLV12-423-7
New Mexico11-524-7
San Diego State9-719-11
Air Force8-816-13
Utah7-916-13
TCU6-1014-15
Wyoming5-1112-17
Colorado State0-166-24
 · View expanded standings

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Trent Plaisted scored 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead No. 24 Brigham Young to a 78-61 win over Wyoming on Wednesday night, clinching the Mountain West title with one game remaining in the regular season.

It's the second straight for BYU (24-6, 13-2 Mountain West), the only team in the short history of the Mountain West to win two outright titles.

The Cougars have also played two straight seasons without a loss at home. Their home court winning streak is now 47 consecutive games, which is the longest active streak in the nation.

Jonathan Tavernari scored all 18 of his points in the first half including his 75th 3-pointer of the season, which set a new single season record for the Cougars. He finished the game with 76. The old record of 74 was set by Andy Toolson in 1990. Tavernari also had a career high five steals.

The Cougars pulled away from Wyoming (12-17, 5-11) early in the second half with a 19-4 run that gave them a 57-33 lead with 14:02 left to play. BYU's largest lead of 26 points came when Sam Burgess connected on a 3-pointer with 12:34 remaining.

Burgess and Lee Cummard also scored in double figures with 13 and 12 points respectively.

Tyson Johnson and Brandon Ewing led the Cowboys with 20 points each.


Men's Basketball Scores

Other Scores:

Wednesday, March 5th
3 Memphis 72 Final
Southern Methodist 55
4 Tennessee 89 Final
Florida 86
5 Duke 86 Final
Virginia 70
Penn State 41 Final
8 Wisconsin 77
25 Mississippi State 85 Final
16 Vanderbilt 86 OT
Minnesota 55 Final
17 Indiana 69
St. John's 55 Final
19 Notre Dame 68
Wyoming 61 Final
24 Brigham Young 78