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Colorado State defeats Air Force 75-65

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Colorado State defeats Air Force 75-65

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AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Wes Eikmeier scored 23 points, and Colorado State withstood a 3-point barrage from Air Force in a 75-65 win at Clune Arena Saturday.

The Falcons hit 13 3-pointers, but could not stop the Rams defensively. Both teams shot better than 50 percent from the field in a game that featured six lead changes.

Colorado State (19-10, 8-6 Mountain West) won for the fourth time in five games, while Air Force (13-15, 3-11) saw its losing streak reach four games.

Dorian Green added 16 points for the Rams. Mike Lyons scored 18 points and Mike Fitzgerald scored 16 points to lead the Falcons.

Colorado State got out to a quick start and led by as many as 11 before Air Force fought back. The Falcons were 8 for 11 from 3-point range and closed the half with a 12-5 run to cut the Rams' lead to 37-34 at the break.

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