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March 8, 2007
After Air Force grabbed its first lead of the game at the 4:25 mark, Wyoming responded by scoring eight of the final 12 points of the half to take a 28-25 lead at intermission.
With a three-pointer at the 18:26 mark of the first half, Brandon Ewing become the first sophomore in the history of Wyoming basketball (102 years) to reach 1,000 career points.
In the two regular-season meetings between Air Force and Wyoming, the Falcons shot a combined 56.5 percent (52-for-92), while Wyoming shot just 36.3 percent (37-for-102). Tonight the Falcons shot 43.2 percent (19-for-44) and the Cowboys ended the night at 53.8 percent (21-for-39).
Air Force's Andrew Henke set a career-high in points and minutes by converting on 4-of-6 from the floor for 16 points and playing 30 minutes.
Wyoming pushed its lead to seven points with a 7-1 run that began at the 16:53 mark of the second half and ended with the score 37-30 at the 14:33 mark.
Twenty-two of the final 28 points of the game were scored from the free throw line.
Air Force cut the Wyoming lead back to one point, 48-47, at the 6:49 mark with an 8-2 run that began with 9:10 left in the game.
The Falcons' Jacob Burtschi, who shot 82.3 percent on the season from the free throw line, finished the game 3-for-9.
The Falcons set an MWC Tournament record for fewest turnovers with three (the old record was six by BYU in the 2000 MWC championships). The mark is also a school record, surpassing the old record of five.
Air Force falls to 0-8 in MWC tournament history.
Air Force loses its fourth consecutive game for the first time since the 2002-03 season.
Wyoming has now won all three of its MWC tournament meetings against Air Force.
No. 5 seed Wyoming advances to the semifinals and will play top seed BYU Friday at 6:00 p.m.