BYU defeats Wyoming 67-63 to advance in WNIT

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Coriann Wood led Brigham Young with 18 points and scored a late key free throw to help the Cougars beat Wyoming 67-63 Thursday, knocking the Cowgirls out of the Women's National Invitation Tournament title.

The Cougars led by 10 points at one point in the second half but the Cowgirls (21-12) rallied to tie the game 60-60 with 1:31 remaining in the game. Three free throws by BYU (23-9) sealed the third-round game.

Aubrey Vandiver was the high scorer for the Cowgirls with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Hillary Carlson also had a big game for Wyoming with 18 points.

The game at the Arena Auditorium in Laramie saw two lead changes and the teams were tied three times.

Wyoming had split its two previous games this season with BYU.

The Cowgirls finished shooting 40 percent from the field, while the Cougars shot 48.1 percent, including eight three pointers.

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