Falcons Sweep Aztecs

Antoine Hood scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half and Jacob Burtschi added 15 points to lead Air Force to a 77-57 win over San Diego State on Monday night.

SAN DIEGO (AP) --Air Force (17-11, 8-5 Mountain West) hit 13 3-pointers, including three straight in a key second-half stretch. The Falcons attempted 29 3-pointers, finishing in double figures for 3-pointers made for the 12th time this season.

Air Force struggled from the field in the first half, but came out hot in the second, shooting 63 percent. The Aztecs, who led 33-30 at halftime, shot just 27.3 percent (6-for-22) in the second half.

Hood was 8-for-12 from the floor, including two 3-pointers, and six different Falcons made 3-point shots. Nick Welch finished with 13 points and Tim Keller had 12 to move into 12th on Air Force's career scoring list with 1,092 points. Keller also played in his 113th game to become the Falcons' career leader.

Matt Thomas had a career-high 20 points for San Diego State (10-16, 4-9), which lost its fifth straight game. Trimaine Davis and Brandon Heath added 10 points each, but Heath shot just 3-for-15.

Air Force used three straight 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to take a 55-47 lead with 8:24 remaining in the game. The Aztecs did not get closer than eight points for the rest of the game.

 


Air Force
 Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts 
 J. Burtschi 29 5-8 2-5 4-6 1 6 3 0 2 0 2 16 
 N. Welch 31 5-10 3-6 0-0 1 5 4 1 1 1 0 13 
 M. McCraw 27 3-5 2-3 0-0 0 2 5 1 3 0 1
 T. Keller 36 4-8 3-6 1-1 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 12 
 T. Anderson 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
 D. Nwaelele 17 2-4 1-3 1-1 1 2 3 0 0 0 2
 M. Holum 10 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
 D. Peterson 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
 C. Buchanan 9 0-4 0-2 0-0 1 2 1 1 1 0 3
 A. Hood 34 8-12 2-3 2-3 3 5 4 5 0 0 4 20 
 Totals 200 28-53 13-29 8-11 8 25 22 9 7 1 18 77 
 Percentages:   .528 .448 .727   Team Rebounds: 3
 San Diego St.
 Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts 
 C. Walton 32 2-3 1-2 2-4 1 4 2 1 1 0 0
 M. Thomas 38 4-8 0-1 12-13 2 4 1 0 0 0 4 20 
 C. Manker 17 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 3 1 2 1 0 0
 T. Johnson 13 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2
 B. Heath 38 3-15 0-4 4-4 2 5 1 4 2 0 1 10 
 T. Smith 8 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 2 1 0 0 0 3
 J. Sharper 25 1-4 1-3 1-2 0 2 1 2 1 0 3
 T. Davis 22 5-7 0-0 0-0 4 5 0 1 0 1 1 10 
 M. Camara 7 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3
 Totals 200 18-45 2-13 19-23 10 27 8 13 5 1 17 57 
 Percentages:   .400 .154 .826   Team Rebounds: None
 Game Info
 Technical Fouls:  None
 Attendance: 5,039
 Officials: Duane Allen, Randy McCall, Stan Reynolds

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