Air Force 58, Wyoming 53

Michael Lyons sank six 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead

Air Force to a 58-53 win over Wyoming on Wednesday night, snapping

the Falcons’ seven-game losing streak and handing Dave Pilipovich

his first win as a college head coach.

The Falcons (12-11, 2-7 Mountain West) to 1-1 under Pilipovich,

a 25-year assistant who replaced Jeff Reynolds, fired a week


Air Force took its first lead, 47-45, on a layup by Taylor

Broekhuis with 8:23 left. Lyons added a 3-pointer and Mike

Fitzgerald sank two free throws to make it 52-45, capping a 12-0

Air Force surge.

Broekhuis finished with 12 points for Air Force.

Adam Waddell had 15 and JayDee Luster 11 for Wyoming (18-7,


Wyoming drew within 56-53 on a layup and free throw by Luster

with 1:34 left, but he and two teammates missed 3-pointers in the

final minute.