The first time Air Force played Wyoming, the Falcons won 72-51 on Jan. 22. This game seems like it is against a different opponent.
Wyoming switched coaches in early February, and switched some strategy – for example, the zone defense Air Force took advantage of has been replaced by more man defense. The Falcons are planning on seeing more wrinkles tonight because Wyoming had the last week off, allowing the coaching staff to make more changes. In many ways, it feels more like an early-season nonconference game than a second meeting against a familiar conference foe.
How Air Force adjusts during the game will be a big factor tonight. With a win, the Falcons clinch no worse than seventh place in the Mountain West, with a chance to move up a couple of spots.