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Air Force's skid continues at Nevada, 88-54

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Posted at 11:23 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 01:23:57-05

RENO, Nev. — The Air Force men's basketball team (9-14, 3-8 MWC) suffered their fifth-straight loss, 88-54 to Nevada (14-10, 7-5 MWC) at the Lawlor Events Center Tuesday night.

With a week off to prepare, the Falcons hung around early on the road before giving up 11-0 and 10-0 first half runs to the Wolfpack, eventually falling behind 44-22 at halftime.

It was a major deficit Dave Pilipovich's team would be unable to rally from, especially considering AFA shot just 32.8% from the field, including 7-28 from three-point range.

Senior forward Lavelle Scottie led the way with a team-high 19 points, while no other player had more than six for Air Force on the evening.

Nevada junior guard Jalen Harris paced all scorers with 38 points in the victory.

The Falcons will have to turn the page quickly with No. 4 San Diego State set to visit Clune Arena on Saturday night at 6 p.m. The Aztecs are currently 23-0 on the season and 12-0 in Mountain West Conference play.