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Wyoming erases 15-point gap, beats Air Force 66-59

11:44 PM, Jan 22, 2014   |    comments
Jan 22, 2014; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; Wyoming Cowboys forward Larry Nance Jr. (22) dunks the ball against Air Force Falcons forward Justin Hammonds (3) and forward Marek Olesinski (0) in the first half at Clune Arena. The Cowboys won 66-59. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Larry Nance Jr. had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Wyoming's 66-59 comeback victory against Air Force on Wednesday night.

Nathan Sobey's 3-pointer with 3:59 left put Wyoming (12-6, 3-2 Mountain West) ahead 56-54, its first lead since the opening minutes. The Cowboys had battled for over 20 minutes to overcome a 15-point first-half deficit.

Air Force (9-9, 3-4) went back in front 57-56 on Tre' Coggins' 3-pointer with 3:22 left. Nance answered with two free throws to give the Cowboys the lead for good.

Nance scored six of his points in the final 4 minutes as the Cowboys ended the game on a 10-2 run.

Josh Adams chipped in 17 points for Wyoming and Sobey added 10.

Kamryn Williams had 17 points to lead Air Force, which led 30-15 with 5 minutes left in the first half. Coggins scored 15 and Justin Hammonds added 13.

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