2006 MWC MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP POSTGAME NOTES

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March 9, 2006

  • Wyoming becomes the first seven seed in Mountain West Tournament history to win a game.

  • Wyoming went 22-of-23 from the free throw line, for .957 percent, which is a new Mountain West Tournament single-game record (minimum 20 attempts), breaking the old record of .950 (19-20) by Air Force against Wyoming in 2002.

  • Wyoming junior guard Steve Leven and senior center Derek Wabbington combined to score the first 12, and 14 of the first 19, Cowboy points in the first half.

  • Senior guard Antoine Hood and junior forward Dan Nwaelele combined to score 13 of Air Force's first 14 points in the game.

  • The 18 first half points for Air Force ties for the third lowest scoring output for either half in a Mountain West Tournament game. The 41 combined points in the first half is also the second lowest in tournament history, trailing only the 38 (Air Force 21, Utah 18) in 2003.

  • Wyoming started the second half of the game on an 11-0 run, holding Air Force without a field goal for 12:52, the final 7:59 of the first half and the first 4:53 of the second stanza.

  • The 20 points by Leven marked the 20th time this season he scored in double figures and the eighth time this season he has connected on three or more three-pointers in a game. It is also the fourth time this year and the sixth time in his career he has scored 20 or more points in a contest.

  • The win for Wyoming over Air Force snapped a six-game losing streak, while the Falcons had won six straight. Both streaks started with a last second win for Air Force against Wyoming at the Academy.

  • Wyoming senior forward Justin Williams blocked five shots in the game, tying for the second most in a Mountain West Tournament game, tying two other players.