Air Force Falls to Utah State 78-65
March 01, 2016

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Chris Smith and Jalen Moore scored 23 points each and Utah State broke away through the second half to defeat Air Force 78-65 on Tuesday night.

Hayden Graham led Air Force with 14 points. C.J. Siples finished with 13 points and five assists. Zach Moer and Jacob Van added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Smith drained five 3-pointers and Moore four, including a trey late in the first half that sparked an 8-0 run to intermission. Smith and Darius Perkins hit back-to-back 3s early on the second half as Utah State built a 10-point lead, which grew as large as 18 (66-48).

Moore's first-half 3-pointer boosted the Aggies from one point down, breaking open a game that had been close to that point with 10 lead changes.

Perkins finished with seven assists and six points on a pair of 3-pointers. Utah State (15-13, 7-10 Mountain West) made 14 of 34 shots from deep.

Hayden Graham led Air Force (14-16, 5-12) with 14 points, C.J. Siples added 13.

Utah State scored 18 points off 13 Air Force turnovers, and outrebounded the Falcons 36-27.



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