Air Force wins 61-59, deals Colorado State 13th straight loss
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP)—Anwar Johnson and Andrew Henke scored 14 points each as Air Force dealt Colorado State its 13th consecutive loss with a 61-59 victory Saturday night.
Johnson sealed the win with two free throws in the last 13 seconds for Air Force (14-12, 6-7 Mountain West), which also beat the Rams for the 12th consecutive time in the regular season. The Falcons last lost to them in the regular season on Jan. 18, 2003, 51-49.
Marcus Walker scored 18 points for Colorado State (6-20, 0-12). The Rams didn’t make a 3-pointer in the second half after making 10 in the first half.
Air Force cut a 13-point first-half deficit to 41-39 with a 9-0 run capped by Johnson’s layup with 13:56 left in the game.
Air Force took its first lead with 5:45 to play. Walker’s jumper and free throw tied it at 57, but Henke made two free throws to give Air Force the lead, 59-57 with 2:23 left.
The Rams had a chance to tie or take the lead on their next two possessions, but Walker made 1-of-2 free throws and then turned the ball over.
Air Force gave the ball right back when Keith Maren missed the front end of a 1-and-1 opportunity, but Walker missed wildly with 12.7 seconds left. Johnson sealed the game with two free throws that made it 61-58.
Colorado State made 10-of-15, 3-pointers in the first half and led 35-27 at the break.