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Van's free throws earn Air Force 78-73 win over Utah State

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Jacob Van hit 3 of 4 from the free throw line in the final 17 seconds to help Air Force hold off Utah State, 78-73 in the Falcons' Mountain West Conference home opener Saturday afternoon.

Koby McEwen got Utah State within two with his 3-pointer with 49 seconds left to make it 75-73, but Hayden Graham blocked Shane Rector's jumper to tie with 18 seconds left.

Van hit 3 of 4 from beyond the arc and finished with 18 points to lead the Falcons (8-7, 1-1). Graham and Frank Toohey each added 11 points. Air Force was 30 of 61 from the field (49.2 percent) and 10 of 21 from beyond the arc (47.6 percent).

McEwen and Jalen Moore scored 22 and 21 points, respectively, to lead Utah State (6-7, 0-2). The Aggies shot 46.3 percent (25 of 54) and were 13 of 33 from deep (39.4 percent).

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Key Players
J. Moore
J. Van
29.4 Min. Per Game 29.4
11.8 Pts. Per Game 11.8
3.2 Ast. Per Game 3.2
3.2 Reb. Per Game 3.2
52.5 Field Goal % 48.2
42.4 Three Point % 53.3
76.5 Free Throw % 84.8
+ 1 Jacob Van made 2nd of 2 free throws 2.0
+ 1 Jacob Van made 1st of 2 free throws 2.0
  Personal foul on Sam Merrill 2.0
  Lost ball turnover on Ngor Barnaba 3.0
  Offensive rebound by Ngor Barnaba 5.0
  Shane Rector missed 3-pt. jump shot 7.0
  Defensive rebound by Jalen Moore 17.0
  Jacob Van missed 2nd of 2 free throws 17.0
+ 1 Jacob Van made 1st of 2 free throws 17.0
  Personal foul on Quinn Taylor 17.0
  Full timeout called 17.0
Team Stats
Points 73 78
Field Goals 25-54 (46.3%) 30-61 (49.2%)
3-Pointers 13-33 (39.4%) 10-21 (47.6%)
Free Throws 10-11 (90.9%) 8-12 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 33 31
Offensive 6 6
Defensive 24 19
Team 3 6
Assists 18 16
Steals 4 6
Blocks 3 2
Turnovers 12 7
Fouls 17 11
Technicals 0 0
22 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST
16 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Utah State 7-7 343973
home team logo Air Force 8-7 403878
Team Stats
away team logo Utah State 7-7 73.2 PPG 36.1 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo Air Force 8-7 68.5 PPG 34.8 RPG 14.4 APG
Key Players
1
K. McEwen G 15.6 PPG 5.4 RPG 3.2 APG 40.0 FG%
15
J. Van G 5.2 PPG 1.2 RPG 1.1 APG 35.8 FG%
Top Scorers
K. McEwen G 22 PTS 6 REB 5 AST
J. Van G 16 PTS 4 REB 1 AST
46.3 FG% 49.2
39.4 3PT FG% 47.6
90.9 FT% 66.7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. McEwen 38 22 6 5 2 1 2 3 7/12 5/9 3/3 0 6
J. Moore 39 21 4 3 0 0 2 1 8/13 5/10 0/0 0 4
S. Rector 24 6 1 1 2 0 3 2 2/9 0/4 2/2 0 1
N. Janicek 12 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 3
A. Dargenton 6 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. McEwen 38 22 6 5 2 1 2 3 7/12 5/9 3/3 0 6
J. Moore 39 21 4 3 0 0 2 1 8/13 5/10 0/0 0 4
S. Rector 24 6 1 1 2 0 3 2 2/9 0/4 2/2 0 1
N. Janicek 12 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 3
A. Dargenton 6 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
S. Merrill 30 9 2 7 0 1 0 1 3/7 3/6 0/0 1 1
N. Barnaba 17 5 9 0 0 1 1 3 1/3 0/1 3/4 4 5
Q. Taylor 10 4 2 1 0 0 0 4 2/4 0/0 0/0 1 1
J. Pearre 24 4 3 0 0 0 1 2 1/5 0/3 2/2 0 3
C. Garner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Brito - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Dorius - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Henson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Porter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Stall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 73 30 18 4 3 12 17 25/54 13/33 10/11 6 24
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Van 28 16 4 1 0 0 0 0 5/12 3/4 3/4 0 4
H. Graham 29 11 3 2 0 2 0 2 5/11 1/2 0/0 1 2
F. Toohey 24 11 1 0 1 0 0 3 4/5 1/1 2/3 0 1
Z. Kocur 28 8 4 4 1 0 3 2 3/7 1/5 1/2 2 2
C. Siples 25 7 4 5 3 0 0 1 3/6 1/3 0/0 0 4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Van 28 16 4 1 0 0 0 0 5/12 3/4 3/4 0 4
H. Graham 29 11 3 2 0 2 0 2 5/11 1/2 0/0 1 2
F. Toohey 24 11 1 0 1 0 0 3 4/5 1/1 2/3 0 1
Z. Kocur 28 8 4 4 1 0 3 2 3/7 1/5 1/2 2 2
C. Siples 25 7 4 5 3 0 0 1 3/6 1/3 0/0 0 4
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
R. Manning 11 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/5 1/3 0/0 0 0
L. Scottie 14 7 4 2 0 0 0 1 3/8 0/0 1/1 1 3
T. Lyons 29 6 0 1 1 0 2 1 2/3 1/1 1/2 0 0
D. Norman 12 5 5 1 0 0 2 1 2/4 1/2 0/0 2 3
K. Broekhuis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hummer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Louder - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Betts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Culp - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. DeWane - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Morris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Scheer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Swan-Ford - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Tomes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Wells - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 78 25 16 6 2 7 11 30/61 10/21 8/12 6 19