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