LARAMIE, Wyo. — Alan Herndon scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Justin James and Hayden Dalton also had double-doubles as Wyoming held off Drake 96-89 in double overtime on Saturday.
Herndon hit 12 of 21 shots from the floor, including 6 of 12 from 3-point range. The senior forward, whose previous best was 17 points, added five assists and four blocked shots. James chipped in with 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for the Cowboys (6-2), while Dalton finished with 17 points, 14 boards and four assists. The two schools squared off for the first time since 1989.
Reed Timmer had a double-double for the Bulldogs (4-3) with 28 points and 10 rebounds. Timmer was 4 of 5 from beyond the arc, but the rest of the Bulldogs hit just 2 of 12. Drake came in averaging 10 3-pointers per game, while shooting 43 percent. Nick McGlynn totaled 20 points and eight boards and De’Antae McMurray and Graham Woodward scored 11 and 10, respectively.
Drake led by a point at halftime and neither team led by more than five in the second half. Murray’s two free throws with 26 seconds left pulled the Bulldogs even at 75 and forced overtime.
Herndon hit a 3 with 37 seconds left in the first OT to put the Cowboys up 82-79, but Timmer nailed a 3 with 24 seconds left to force a second extra period. Dalton opened with a layup and Louis Adams scored on a dunk and the Cowboys never trailed again.