Wednesday Cowboy Capsule: 2002 Mountain West title thriller over Utah

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Posted at 7:49 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 09:49:34-04

(Editor's note: UW Athletics release)

LARAMIE, Wyo. - This week's Cowboy Capsule" features a rebroadcast of Wyoming's Mountain West Basketball Championship win over Utah in 2002.

The television rebroadcast will be made available for fans for free on the University of Wyoming official Facebook page @wyoathletics on Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m., Mountain Time.

The Cowboys earned the Mountain West regular season crown with a thrilling 57-56 win over Utah in the Arena-Auditorium on March 2, 2002. The contest featured an electric atmosphere with 16,083 fans in the Arena-Auditorium, an attendance record that still stands to this day.

Marcus Bailey sealed the game late with a pair of free throws, as a late three-pointer by Utah wasn't enough. The Pokes trailed by six points halfway through the second half, but used a 17-6 run to take the contest. Josh Davis added 11 points in the contest for the Pokes, as he also grabbed a game-high eight rebounds.

The win helped propel the Cowboys to the 2002 NCAA, as the Cowboys would go on to defeat Gonzaga in the First Round.

Former Cowboy guard Jay Straight will be available on Facebook during the Wednesday night telecast to share their memories of that game with fans.