After finishing the 1986-1987 regular season 18-9 and finishing 4th in the WAC, the Wyoming Cowboys needed to make a run in the conference tournament. They started by beating Utah by 2, then UTEP by 3 and finished it off by beating New Mexico by 2 in the championship game. Three wins by a combined 7 points put Jim Brandenburg's team in the NCAA Tournament.
The Cowboys came into the tournament as the #12 seed in the West Region. Their first opponent was #5 seed Virginia. Led by Eric Leckner's 22 Wyoming escaped with another close victory, 64-60. Next up was #4 UCLA and their All American Reggie Miller.
Forty-one points. Wyoming star Fennis Dembo put on a show. He went 9-14 from the field including 7-10 from 3, added 9 rebounds, and 6 assists to lead the Cowboys to another upset, 78-68. It remains one of the greatest individual NCAA Tournament performances of all time.
Even though Wyoming would lose their Sweet 16 game against #1 UNLV, Dembo's star still lives on.
"He transformed a generation of basketball at Wyoming. He wasn't just a really good player, but he was a personality. He had charisma and a style that we've never seen before or since at the University of Wyoming."
-Tom Burman, Athletic Director
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