Air Force Drops 81-70 Decision to Colorado

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Nov. 25, 2015

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Josh Scott scored 21 points and Josh Fortune added a season-high 18 as Colorado beat Air Force 81-70 on Wednesday night.

George King added 16 points for Colorado (4-1), which leads the series with Air Force 22-3, including winning the last six in a row.

Zach Moer had 13 points to lead Air Force (3-2). Zach Kocur added 12 points and Hayden Graham had 11.

Up by 16 at the break, Colorado opened the second half the same way it closed the first half, on a tear.

Fortune, George King and Thomas Akyazili all connected from beyond the arc during a 17-7 surge that carried the Buffaloes to a 63-37 lead with just over 15 minutes left to play.

Colorado had the game well in hand with 12:25 left to play when forward Tory Miller was ejected for a flagrant-2 foul after tussling on the floor with Air Force's Graham for a loose ball.

The Buffaloes maintained a double digit lead the rest of the way.

After Kyle Broekhuis drained a 3-pointer to pull Air Force within five points, Colorado outscored the Falcons 15-3 over the last 5:21 of the first half to take a 46-30 lead.

Fortune hit two 3-pointers, Brett Brady added another and Scott had a slam during the stretch.



Air Force: Sophomore F Ryan Manning left the game late in the first half with an apparent right knee injury. He did not return. ... The Falcons are still looking for their first road win. They are 0-2 away from home.

Colorado: Josh Scott had seven rebounds and boosted his career total to 736, moving ahead of Vince Kelley (730) for sixth on Colorado's all-time list.


Air Force: Hosts New Mexico State on Saturday.

Colorado: Hosts Northern Colorado on Sunday.



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