Air Force goes cold in 72-47 loss at Utah State

Posted at 11:33 PM, Jan 21, 2020

LOGAN, Utah — The Air Force men's basketball team (9-11, 3-5 MWC) found little success on the road Tuesday night in their 72-47 loss to Utah State (15-6, 4-4 MWC) at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Having defeated the Aggies 79-60 just two weeks ago, the Falcons could not capture the same magic in the rematch with the Mountain West's preseason favorites.

Leading wire-to-wire, USU jumped out to a 32-21 halftime advantage and never looked back in the victory.

A big part of that large point-margin: Poor shooting. Dave Pilipovich's squad was just 29.4% from the field (15-51), including 3-of-19 from three-point range.

Senior Lavelle Scottie led the Falcons with 13 points, with fellow classmate Ryan Swan adding 10 on the evening.

Air Force will look to snap a two-game skid when they travel to San Jose State on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.