The Air Force Falcons (9-11, 1-6) had lost six in a row and have been win less in Mountain West play since March 5th, 2008. Until now, thanks to a disappointing performance by the Cowboys. The Pokes (9-12, 2-5) also remain win less on the road this year and will probably finish the year the 0-11 on the road after the 70-63 loss. Air Force was the closest thing to a gimme game on the road this season and the Pokes failed.
The Falcons run a very well disciplined offense that controls the ball and waits to find a shot. Imagine that a well disciplined team from a Military school. Wyoming played uninspired ball on the road and failed to be aggressive and get to the basket.
On Wednesday nights win the Pokes did a great job of limiting their three point shooting. Long range shooting is not this team's forte and they seem to forget that fairly often. The Pokes went from 5 of 22 from behind the arc for a disappointing 22%. Just because your opponent is hitting three pointers doesn't mean you match them - play your game. Ryan Dermody is the big culprit here - Derm's played 20 minutes and took eight attempts but only hit on trey.
Desmar Jackson was the lone bright spot for Wyoming with 21 points on 10 of 13 shooting and six rebounds. This Jackson's second consecutive game leading the team in scoring and putting up 21 points. Djibril Thiam nearly had a double double with 10 points and 9 rebounds.
Evan Washington led the Falcons with 23 points and 7 assists in a career best game. Michael Lyons added 16 and Grant Parker had 12. The Falcons hit 11 of their 25 three pointers including their first three.
Next week the Cowboys host the UNLV Rebels on Wednesday and on Saturday the Pokes travel to Fort Collins.
Cowboy Joe: Desmar Jackson has another 21 point game. Glad he is making the most of his minutes.
Cowboy Low: Ryan Dermody can't make a basket this year. Well I guess did he did make one.
Cowboy Foe: Evan Washington had 23 points to lead all scorers.