Jan. 10, 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) J.J. Avila scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Colorado State to a 92-87 win over rival Air Force on Saturday.
Gian Clavell chipped in 13 for the Rams, and Joe De Ciman had 12.
Colorado State turned a 40-30 rebounding advantage into 12 second-chance points, and the Falcons shot just 58 percent (11 of 19) from the free-throw line. The teams combined for 38 fouls in the intensely physical battle.
Air Force was able to keep the game close thanks to a season-high 16 3-pointers and had 25 assists on 30 baskets.
Colorado State used a 17-5 run late in the first half to build a double-digit advantage and led 48-28 at the break. The Rams shot 61 percent from the field in the first half, while Air Force hit just 37 percent of its attempts.