Gay’s 15 points leads San Diego St. past Air Force

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AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP)—D.J. Gay’s 15 points led San Diego State past Air Force 61-44 Saturday night in their Mountain West Conference opener.

Gay sank a pair of 3-pointers to spark a 9-0 run that broke open a 36-36 tie midway through the second half.

After that, the Aztecs (11-3) used a stifling defense that limited the Falcons (9-5) to just one field goal over the final 8:16.

Reserve Lorrenzo Wade had 12 points and 11 boards for the Aztecs, and Tim Shelton added 8 points and 11 boards.

Matt Holland was the only Falcons player in double digits with 17 points. Grant Parker added 9 for Air Force, which fell to 6-23 in conference openers, including 4-6 in the Mountain West.

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