BYU tops Wyoming, clinches league title

PROVO, Utah — Trent Plaisted had 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead Brigham Young to a 78-61 win over Wyoming on Wednesday night, clinching the Mountain West Conference title with one game remaining in the regular season.

It is the second straight league championship for BYU (24-6, 13-2 MWC).

The Cougars also have played two straight seasons without a loss at home. They have won 47 straight games at home, the longest active streak in the nation.

Bishop Gorman High School graduate Jonathan Tavernari scored all 18 of his points in the first half, including his 75th 3-pointer of the season, which set a single-season record for the Cougars.

He finished the game with 76. The old record of 74 was set by Andy Toolson in 1990.

Tavernari also had a career-high five steals.

BYU pulled away from Wyoming (12-17, 5-11) early in the second half with a 19-4 run that gave the Cougars a 57-33 lead with 14:02 to play.

Sam Burgess and Lee Cummard scored 13 and 12 points.

Tyson Johnson and Brandon Ewing led the Cowboys with 20 points each.

• Air Force 57, Texas Christian 36 — At Air Force Academy, Colo., Andrew Henke scored 21 points as the Falcons (15-13, 7-8) defeated the Horned Frogs (14-14, 6-9).

The win gives Air Force sole possession of sixth place in the conference, and TCU drops to seventh.

TCU’s Keion Mitchem had 16 points.

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