(Wyo.)- Air Force Opens 25-0 Lead, Routs Wyoming In MWC Opener
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jacob Van and Hayden Graham combined for 33 points, 21 in a dominant first half, and 10th-seeded Air Force defeated seventh-seeded Wyoming 83-68 in the opening round of the Mountain West Tournament on Wednesday.
Air Force scored the first 25 points of the game, making 10 of 14 shots, including four 3-pointers. Wyoming ended the drought at the 11:25 mark after missing its first eight shots with seven turnovers.
Graham had 11 of his 15 points and Van 10 of his 18 in the first half as the Falcons (12-20) took a 48-27 lead. The final score was as close as it got in the second half.
The Falcons, who face second-seeded Colorado State in the quarterfinals on Thursday, shot 53 percent with six 3-pointers in the first half and had 12 turnovers.
Air Force only shot 27 percent in the second half but went 19 of 22 from the line, finishing 29 of 24 to outscore Wyoming by 15.
Lavelle Scottie finished with 13 points and Frank Toohey 11 with nine rebounds to help the Falcons end a three-game losing streak.
Justin James had 20 points and Hayden Dalton 15 with 12 rebounds for Wyoming (18-14).
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