Franklin leads San Diego State by Air Force, 58-51By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
SAN DIEGO (AP)—Jamaal Franklin had 12 points and 14 rebounds to lead San Diego State to a 58-51 victory against Air Force on Wednesday night and avenge a loss to the Falcons from earlier in the season.
JJ O’Brien also had 12 points, while Xavier Thames had 11 and Chase Tapley 10, for the Aztecs (21-8, 9-6 Mountain West), who are trying to hold onto the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament next week in Las Vegas. They finish the regular season at Boise State on Saturday.
Tapley is one of six players who were honored on Senior Night. Although Franklin is a junior, he might have been playing his final home game if he opts to declare for the NBA draft.
Michael Lyons scored 10 points for Air Force (16-12, 7-8) before fouling out. The Falcons beat the Aztecs 70-67 in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Feb. 2.