Air Force Falls to Fresno State 61-59 at Mtn. West Tourney

    Tre' Coggins scored 20 points and had six rebounds for Air Force Wednesday
    Tre' Coggins scored 20 points and had six rebounds for Air Force Wednesday

    March 12, 2014

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    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tyler Johnson scored 19 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in the final two minutes, as Fresno State defeated Air Force 61-59 in a Mountain West Conference tournament quarterfinal game Wednesday.

    The victory over the 10th-seeded Falcons sent the seventh-seeded Bulldogs (17-15) into a Thursday semifinal with No. 20 New Mexico (24-6).

    Fresno State led 27-24 at the half but Air Force stormed back in the second with a 26-10 run highlighted by two 3-pointers by Tre' Coggins and one by Max Yon to lead 50-37 with 8:24 to play. The Falcons stalled in the stretch, allowing the Bulldogs to respond with a 14-6 run in which Alex Davis went 6 of 6 from the line and Tyler Johnson hit back-to-back 3-pointers with under two minutes remaining to give the lead back to Fresno State for the win.

    Coggins led Air Force (12-18) with 20 points and six rebounds.


     

     

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