Air Force Holds On to Edge Wyoming, 55-53

    Tre' Coggins scored 20 points for the Falcons Tuesday night.
    Tre' Coggins scored 20 points for the Falcons Tuesday night.

    Feb. 25, 2014

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    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Tre' Coggins scored 20 points and Max Yon added 14, including two late go-ahead free throws, as Air Force held on for a 55-53 win over Wyoming on Tuesday.

    Nathan Sobey had 18 points to pace Wyoming (17-11, 8-7 Mountain West), while Jerron Granberry added 14 and Josh Adams 11.

    Yon's two free throws with 2:37 left put the Falcons ahead 51-50, and after Granberry was called for a charging foul, Yon added two more foul shots at the 1:47 mark.

    After a Coggins free throw made it 54-50, Adams drained a 3 with 13.6 seconds left to trim the lead to 54-53. Kamryn Williams made 1 of 2 free throws for Air Force with 11.7 seconds remaining and Sobey missed a 3 just before the buzzer.

    Freshman Darrius Parker gave the Falcons a big boost, coming off the bench to score six points and grab four reboundsd in 15 minutes, his most action in a game since Nov. 30.

    Both teams struggled out of the gate as Coggins scored the first points of the game at the 16:49 mark with a three-pointer. Air Force was 9-of-25 and Wyoming was 8-of-22 from the field in the first 20 minutes as the Falcons held a 27-23 lead at the break.

    Air Force now has three league road wins in one season for the first time since 2008 and reached the five-win mark in league play for just the 10th time since joining a conference in 1981.

     


     

     

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