Linda Lappe says each time she hears from her parents these days they want to know how "the cardiac kids" are doing.

Apparently the Lappes are only catching the close games their daughter coaches at Colorado this season. Another one came Wednesday night in Laramie, Wyo., where the No. 11 Buffs survived a gritty Wyoming team in a 63-59 victory.

CU overcame a six-point halftime deficit to go up by as many as 11 in the second half before giving it all away in the final minutes.

Wyoming went on a 10-0 run to tie the score 57-57 with 52 seconds remaining. Meanwhile the Buffs were in the midst of a scoreless stretch that lasted more than 4 minutes and nearly lead to their first loss of the season.

Senior Brittany Wilson came to the rescue with an offensive rebound and layup with 32 seconds remaining that put the Buffs up for good. The ball was tipped around beneath the basket before Wilson corralled it and put it in the basket.

"I'm little," the 5-foot-7 guard said during a postgame interview with KTLK (760 AM). "So of course I'm like closer to the ground. So the ball was in the air and it got tipped I think a couple times. I was like, 'Rebound, rebound, rebound, rebound.' I just got it and I turned and I was wide open."

Wilson led all scorers with 19 points and made three of the Buffs' seven 3-point shots.

Lexy Kresl and Jasmine Sborov each hit a pair of free throws in the final seconds to polish off Wyoming, which fell to 4-2 this season. It was the third victory of the season for the Buffs over a Mountain West Conference team. CU also beat Colorado State and New Mexico.

"I like the resolve of our team," Lappe said during her radio interview with KTLK. "We were very resilient again. Probably one of the best trademarks of our team is we're kind of the cardiac kids."

Ashley Wilson and forward Jen Reese both missed thegame with injuries. Lappe said the Buffs missed Reese when Wyoming switched to zone at times because Reese has a knack for finding holes in zones. Without Reese the Buffs too often settled for jump shots against the zone.

Lappe admitted the zone was a bit of a surprise from Wyoming simply because it hadn't shown zone in its first five games this season.

"You really need Jen Reese against the zone," Lappe said. "She's kind of our zone buster. She moves and finds open gaps. She's a great passer. We didn't have that and it was kind of tough for us to get any inside looks. We started settling for outside looks."

Arielle Roberson was the only other Buff to score in double figures. She finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds in 32 minutes.

Kayla Woodward led Wyoming with 17 points but went 2-for-8 from behind the 3-point line. Wyoming made five of 20 attempts as a team from behind the arc.

The Buffs return to Boulder for a game against Illinois at 5 p.m. on Saturday. It's part of a doubleheader with the men's team playing Kansas earlier in the day.

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Colorado 63, Wyoming 59

COLORADO

FG FT Reb

Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS

Rbrsn 32 6-15 1-2 8-12 1 2 13

Hargis 27 1-3 2-2 0-5 3 1 4

Kresl 35 2-6 4-4 0-3 2 3 9

B Wlsn 35 8-17 0-0 2-6 4 2 19

Sborov 20 1-10 2-2 0-4 0 3 4

Smith 9 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2

Huggins 23 3-9 0-0 0-1 0 3 9

Brd-Fls 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0

Swan 17 1-2 1-1 2-8 0 2 3

Totals 200 23-63 10-11 14-42 10 20 63

Percentages: FG .365, FT .909.

3-Point Goals: 7-18, .389 (B. Wilson 3-6, Huggins 3-8, Kresl 1-2, Sborov 0-2).

Team Rebounds: 3.

Blocked Shots: 3 (Hargis 2, Swan).

Turnovers: 16 (Sborov 4, Kresl 3, Hargis 2, B. Wilson 2, Roberson 2, Huggins, Swan, Beard-Fails).

Steals: 7 (B. Wilson 3, Kresl 2, Sborov, Swan).

Technical Fouls: None. 

WYOMING

FG FT Reb

Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS

Wdwrd 35 6-16 3-4 2-6 2 1 17

Sibrel 28 1-4 0-4 2-6 2 1 2

Dent 22 3-6 0-1 1-4 2 4 6

Lewis 23 2-7 4-6 2-5 0 5 8

Mileto 34 3-11 4-4 1-3 1 0 12

Gordon 14 0-1 0-0 0-3 0 0 0

Landry 19 2-8 3-4 0-1 2 1 7

Hffmn 17 3-3 0-0 1-4 2 1 7

Rader 8 0-1 0-0 1-2 0 1 0

Totals 200 20-57 14-23 13-40 11 14 59

Percentages: FG .351, FT .609.

3-Point Goals: 5-20, .250 (Mileto 2-5, Woodward 2-8, Hoffman 1-1, Sibrel 0-1, Dent 0-1, Landry 0-2, Lewis 0-2).

Team Rebounds: 6.

Blocked Shots: 3 (Landry, Rader, Gordon).

Turnovers: 14 (Dent 5, Hoffman 3, Sibrel 2, Gordon, Lewis, Landry, Woodward).

Steals: 8 (Woodward 3, Landry 2, Sibrel, Lewis, Dent).

Technical Fouls: None.

Colorado 21 42--63

Wyoming 27 32--59

A -- 2,956.

Officials -- Randy Campbell, Kyle Bacon, Chuck Gonzales.