Falcon hoops opens season with win over CSUN

Falcon hoops opens season with win over CSUN
Posted at 10:45 PM, Nov 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 00:45:41-05

LAS VEGAS — The Air Force men's basketball opened the 2020-21 season with a 66-61 win over Cal State Northridge (1-1) at the Men's Vegas Bubble at T-Mobile Arena Saturday afternoon.

Head coach Joe Scott picked up his first win in his second debut for the Falcons.

Senior guard Chris Joyce tied a career-high with 23 points and junior guard AJ Walker recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Sophomore forward Nikc Jackson also set career-high's of 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists in his first-career start.

Scott, who coached Air Force from 2000-04, won his fourth season-opener at Air Force in five tries. It was also Air Force's first road-opening win since 2013.

Air Force won with its defense, holding CSUN to 36.4 percent shooting from the field and 24.1 percent shooting from three-point range.

Air Force returns to action tomorrow, Sunday, Nov, 29, against Seattle, back at T-Mobile Arena. Tip time has been moved up to a noon PT start.