Air Force Comeback Falls Short, Falling to Colorado State, 92-87

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Jan. 10, 2015

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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.

Max Yon led Air Force with 25 points, while Marek Olesinski added 20 and Justin Hammonds had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

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.



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