Nov. 26, 2016
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) --Trevor Lyons led Air Force (5-2) with 13 points and seven rebounds in a 70-63 loss to East Carolina in the third place game of the Savannah Invitational on Saturday.
B.J. Tyson had 18 points and Caleb White added 15 as East Carolina. Tyson made 7 of 14 field goal attempts and White nailed 3 of 6 from long range.
The Pirates were ahead 33-31 at the break and pushed that to 65-46 with 4:49 left in the game. Air Force's Ryan Manning nailed a 3-point jumper to close to 67-60 with 1:19 left. Tyson and Kentrell Barkley answered with three free throws to seal the win.
East Carolina (5-2) shot 60 percent from the floor in the second half, going 25 of 57 for the game, while limiting Air Force to 21-of-62 shooting.
Zach Kocur was 4 of 6 from beyond the arc for 12 points for Air Force.