Dalton, James Lead Wyoming Past E. Washington 93-88 in OT
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Justin James scored on a fast-break after a steal, Hayden Dalton threw down back-to-back dunks and Nyaires Redding hit a pair of free throws with one second left and Wyoming slammed the door on Eastern Washington 93-88 in overtime Tuesday night.
Dalton finished with 28 points, and his dunk after Alan Herndon stole an inbounds pass tied the game at 78-78 with nine seconds left in regulation. Dalton hit back-to-back jumpers for the Cowboys (8-3) to start the OT. James picked up his third double-double in four games with 20 points and 10 boards.
Bogdan Bliznyuk led the Eagles (3-8) with 30 points. Jack Perry added 17 with seven assists and Ty Gibson scored 15. EWU has been on a 10-game road since Nov. 12 and has lost its last five.
The Eagles hit 15 3-pointers and hung with Wyoming in a game where the lead was swapped seven times and tied five times.
The teams last met in March in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational, with Wyoming knocking out EWU 91-81.