Cowboys Top Falcons, Stay Perfect at Home

Jan. 27, 2009

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Tyson Johnson scored 18 points as Wyoming pulled away from Air Force 72-59 on Tuesday.

The Cowboys (14-6 overall, 3-3 Mountain West) scored nine straight points midway through the second half for some separation, and then closed strong for the double-digit win. Wyoming is now 10-0 at home this season.

Wyoming's Brandon Ewing finished with 17 points, followed by Afam Muojeke with 16 and Sean Ogirri with 14.

Andrew Henke led Air Force (9-10, 0-6) with 18 points, with Anwar Johnson adding 10. It was the Falcons' seventh straight loss.

Air Force led 32-21 at halftime and trailed only 45-43 with 10:50 to play. But the Cowboys stopped the Falcons on six straight possessions to regain their momentum.

Leading by seven, the Cowboys closed on a 16-10 run.