Air Force Routs Colorado State, 75-59
Jan. 22, 2008
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Tim Anderson scored 26 points, including 12 straight to open the second half, in leading Air Force to a 75-59 win over Colorado State Tuesday night.
Air Force jumped ahead early and held on to the narrow lead of 29-28 at the intermission. Colorado State kept it close behind the shooting of Marcus Walker, who entered the contest averaging a conference-best 17.2 points per game.
Walker hit six of nine field goals in the opening half, including three of five from beyond the arc, and had 15 points at the break.
Anderson, with 12 first-half points, hit 12 consecutive points to open scoring in the second and post Air Force to a 41-28 lead that all but put the game out of the Rams' reach.
The Air Force defense began playing more aggressively, and the Rams, who had been shooting around 50 percent from the field earlier, began missing shots. Colorado State (0-4 Mountain West Conference, 6-12) managed a 7-2 run later in the half, but couldn't overcome the Air Force lead.
Walker finished with 23 points and Jesse Woodard hit 11 for Colorado State. The Falcons are idle until hosting BYU on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.
Air Force Notes and Quotes
Air Force Head Coach Jeff Reynolds
"The only problem is that we couldn't stop (Marcus) Walker. He's a terrific player. He reminds me of Vinny Johnson, who played for Detroit. We tried to shave him. Our goal (in the second half) was to make him catch it farther out than he did in the first half."
Air Force Senior Tim Anderson