Falcons Snap Skid, Beat Wyoming 58-53 Behind Lyons' 24

Feb. 15, 2012

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - 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 earlier.

Air Force took its first lead, 47-45, on a 15-footer by Lyons with 8:52 remaining. Taylor Broekhuis hit a layup, 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, 4-5).

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.