Air Force played one of its best games in recent weeks Tuesday night at Wyoming’s Arena-Auditorium.
The Falcons ran their offense hard and with purpose, played aggressive defense and did not back down, trading runs with the Cowboys for about three-quarters of their contest.
But all that still wasn’t enough to prevent a 72-59 loss, the Falcons’ seventh straight and eighth in their last nine games. Air Force, which fell to 9-10, is below .500 in the regular season for the first time since the 2002-03 campaign. And at 0-6 in the MWC, the Falcons are off to their worst start in league play since 1993-94, when they began their Western Athletic Conference slate 0-13.
Wyoming, which now is 10-0 at home, improved to 14-6 and 3-3 in the MWC.
Senior guard/forward Andrew Henke led Air Force with 18 points, while senior guard Anwar Johnson and freshman forward Taylor Stewart added 10 and nine apiece.
Wyoming senior forward Tyson Johnson led four Cowboys in double-figures with 18 points. Senior guard Brandon Ewing added 17.