Scores

Final

Utah 69

(7-8, 0-1 MW)

Air Force 77

(10-4, 1-0 MW)

Coverage: TMTN

10:00 PM ET, January 5, 2011

Clune Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado

1 2 T
UTAH 33 3669
AFA 34 4377

Top Performers

Utah: C. Kupets 25 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast

Air Force: M. Lyons 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

Air Force 77, Utah 69

Associated Press

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Michael Lyons took an outlet pass from Evan Washington, slammed it home, was fouled and made the free throw with 1:47 remaining to give Air Force the lead for good in a 77-69 victory over Utah in a Mountain West Conference opener Wednesday night.

Lyons scored a career-high 26 points and brought the Clune Arena crowd to its feet with the emphatic dunk while being fouled by the Utes' Will Clyburn. After a steal at the other end of the court, Derek Brooks connected on a 3-pointer to put the Falcons (10-4) up 72-67.

Air Force hit five free throws in the final 33 seconds to seal the victory.

Clyburn, the conference's second-leading scorer at 19.1 ppg, hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Utah (7-8) a 67-66 advantage with 2:40 remaining. He finished with 16 points, while Chris Kupets came off the bench to lead the Utes with 25.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTAH
AFA
Points 69 77
FG Made-Attempted 27-57 (.474) 25-48 (.521)
3P Made-Attempted 13-24 (.542) 9-21 (.429)
FT Made-Attempted 2-3 (.667) 18-20 (.900)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
Largest Lead 9 8

2010-11 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 5, 2011 @AFA 77, UTAH 69Recap
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