Scores

Final

Air Force 49

(9-20, 0-16 MW)

BYU 54

(24-6, 12-4 MW)

9:00 PM ET, March 7, 2009

Marriott Center, Provo, Utah

1 2 T
AFA 25 2449
BYU 22 3254

Top Performers

Air Force: A. Henke 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast

Brigham Young: J. Emery 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 6 Stl

BYU 54, Air Force 49

Associated Press

PROVO, Utah -- Lee Cummard scored 17 points, including eight in the final two minutes, to lead BYU to a 54-49 comeback victory over Air Force and a share of the Mountain West Conference championship.

Cummard made six free throws in the final 1:04 to give the Cougars (24-6, 12-4 Mountain West) the lead and send the Falcons to a school-record 17th straight loss.

Andrew Henke led Air Force (9-20, 0-16) with 14 points and freshman Trevor Noonan scored a career-high 11. The Falcons forced the Cougars into their worst scoring and shooting night of the season. BYU shot 34 percent from the field, including 3-for-22 behind the 3-point line.

A season-high 22 turnovers ruined the Falcons' bid for an upset.

BYU has now won three straight conference championships, the first time that's happened in 75 years. The Cougars won three consecutive Rocky Mountain Conference titles from 1932-34.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AFA
BYU
Points 49 54
FG Made-Attempted 17-39 (.436) 15-44 (.341)
3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 3-22 (.136)
FT Made-Attempted 7-10 (.700) 21-25 (.840)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 5

2008-09 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Feb 3, 2009 BYU 71, @AFA 50Recap
» Mar 7, 2009 @BYU 54, AFA 49Recap
Mar 12, 2009 @BYU 80, AFA 69Recap