March 02, 2017
SAN DIEGO (AP) Senior Matt Shrigley made two clutch 3-pointers in the final eight minutes and junior guard Trey Kell had a career-high 12 rebounds to lead San Diego State to a 51-38 victory over Air Force in a matchup of erratic Mountain West Conference teams Wednesday night.
There wasn't a double-digit scorer until Air Force's Frank Toohey made two free throws with 2:56 left. He finished with 12 points.
Malik Pope scored on SDSUs next possession to give him 11 points. Shrigley had 10 for three-time defending regular-season champion SDSU (17-12, 9-8 MWC).
SDSU shot only 28.8 percent (17 of 59) and Air Force 25 percent (11 of 44).
Air Force (11-19, 4-13) went 12 1/2 minutes without scoring, spanning the last 10 minutes of the first half and the first 2 1/2 of the second.
Still, the Falcons were able to tie it at 27 on a reverse layup by Lavelle Scottie with 12:27 to go.
SDSU regained the lead and pushed it to double digits with Shrigley's two 3-pointers and two clutch shots by another senior, D'Erryl Williams, who had a jumper in the key and a basket off the rebound of Kell's missed 3-pointer.
The Aztecs led 22-13 at halftime after missing their first 10 shots, including six from 3-point range, before Kell finally hit a 3-pointer more than six minutes into the game.
The Falcons failed to score in their final 16 possessions of the half.