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Cold shooting Cowboys fall to Air Force

Jan 27, 2013 - The Associated Press

The University of Wyoming men's basketball team shot 33.3 percent from the field, including 28 percent in the second half, in a 57-48 loss to Air Force Saturday night at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie.

UW lost back-to-back games for the first time this season, and fell to 15-4 overall and 2-4 in the Mountain West. Air Force, which has won two straight over UW in Laramie, improved to 12-6, 3-2.

The Cowboys never led in the game, and trailed by as many as 11 in the second half.

Senior forward Leonard Washington led UW with 19 points and nine rebounds. But he scored five points and attempted only three shots in the second half.

Senior point guard Derrious Gilmore added 15 for the Cowboys. But he was 5-of-17 from the field.

UW was 5-of-28 from 3-point range for a season-low 17.9 percent.

Air Force got 16 points and nine rebounds from 6-foot-10 senior center Taylor Broekhuis. The Falcons shot 43.9 percent from the field.

The Cowboys host No. 15 New Mexico (17-3, 4-1) at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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