Sports - Air Force

Jan 20, 2011 2:09 AM by Lee Douglas

Falcons stay close but fall to 6th ranked Aztecs

SAN DIEGO (AP) - D.J. Gay scored 20 points and Billy White had 10 of his 12 during a decisive 13-3 run, and No. 6 San Diego State beat Air Force 68-55 on Wednesday night to extend the country's longest active winning streak to a school-record 20 games.

The Aztecs (20-0, 5-0 Mountain West) remain one of three unbeaten teams in Division I. They are off until a showdown at conference rival and ninth-ranked BYU next Wednesday night.

Tom Fow scored 21 points for Air Force (10-7, 1-3).

Sophomore forward Kawhi Leonard had 10 points and 10 rebounds for SDSU, his 13th double-double this season and 30th of his career.

Air Force stuck around long enough to make the Aztecs to earn it, which they did over the final 7½ minutes. The Falcons got consecutive 3-pointers from Fow and Derek Brooks to pull to 48-44 before suddenly going cold.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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