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San Jose St. 67, Wyoming 62

February 23, 1997

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ Olivier Saint-Jean scored 35 points and San Jose State took control of a close game midway through the second half Saturday night for a 67-62 Western Athletic Conference victory over Wyoming.

Trailing 34-32 with 15:28 left in the game, San Jose State outscored Wyoming 10-1 in the next 2:46 to lead 42-35.

Rich Taylor and Marmet Williams each had four points for San Jose State during the run, and Saint-Jean scored the other two.

Saint-Jean then took over, scoring 14 of the Spartans’ next 18 points, and San Jose State (12-12, 4-10) maintained control thereafter. Saint-Jean also had eight rebounds to aid the Spartan cause.

The Spartans had lost four of their previous five games and seven of their previous nine.

Gregg Sawyer and Jeff Allen led Wyoming (11-14, 7-7) in scoring with 13 points each.

The Spartans had led 26-24 at halftime, thanks in large part to their 18-9 rebounding edge. Wyoming shot 52.6 percent from the field in the half, while San Jose State made just 40.7 percent of its shots.

Saint-Jean scored 15 points on 7-for-10 shooting in the first 20 minutes and was the only player for either team to score in double figures in the half.

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