PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Nick Welch scored 16 points to lead Air Force
past BYU 52-49 Saturday afternoon.
The Falcons (12-6, 3-0 Mountain West) have now won six of their
last seven, while the Cougars (6-13, 0-4) have lost five of their
Turnovers and missed free throws proved costly for the Cougars,
as they allowed 12 steals and converted just 38 percent from the
The Falcons took a lead they would not relinquish with 3:30
left, when a Welch 3-pointer put them up 48-47. The Cougars
answered with a basket by Jimmy Balderson to pull within one before
Antoine Hood scored a layup off a Matt McCraw steal.
McCraw nailed two free throws with 11.6 left in the game, and
BYU's Austin Ainge missed a wild 3-point shot at the buzzer to seal
the Falcon win.
Keena Young led BYU with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
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