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.