Air Force Holds On to Edge Wyoming, 55-53
Feb. 25, 2014
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.