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TF 8
FINAL
End
2nd
ATSN
Wed Feb. 20
10:00pm
BONUS
61
TF 15
ML: +642
FRESNO -12.5, O/U 135.5
ML: -952
AF
FRESNO

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Morris hits 5 3s, scores 17; Air Force holds off Fresno St.

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Caleb Morris hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, including 14 in the second half, to help Air Force hold off Fresno State for a 64-61 win Wednesday night.

Lavelle Scottie added 15 points and AJ Walker scored 12 for Air Force. The Falcons (11-15, 6-8 Mountain West Conference) were just 8-of-19 shooting from the free-throw line, but Morris and Walker combined to make 4 of 4 in the final six seconds.

Chris Joyce hit a 3-pointer to spark an 18-5 run, during which Morris hit four from behind the arc, that gave Air Force a 45-30 lead midway through the second half and a jumper by Scottie extended the lead to 17 points - the biggest of the game - with four minutes to play. Fresno State hit five 3s in about 3 1/2 minutes to trim its deficit to 58-55 with 30 seconds remaining. Deshon Taylor hit two foul shots to make it a one-point game with seven seconds to go but the Falcons held on.

Each team had a stretch of nine consecutive missed shots in the first half. The Bulldogs, who shot 35.1 percent (20 of 57) from the field, hit 11 of their last 19 shots.

Taylor had 23 points - including 14 in the final two minutes, six seconds - for Fresno State (19-7, 10-4). The Bulldogs had their three-game win streak snapped.

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Key Players
L. Scottie
D. Taylor
35.5 Min. Per Game 35.5
16.5 Pts. Per Game 16.5
4.4 Ast. Per Game 4.4
3.5 Reb. Per Game 3.5
51.9 Field Goal % 43.5
29.4 Three Point % 39.0
62.0 Free Throw % 77.9
  Defensive rebound by Caleb Morris 0.0
  Braxton Huggins missed 3-pt. fade-away jump shot 1.0
+ 1 A.J. Walker made 2nd of 2 free throws 4.0
+ 1 A.J. Walker made 1st of 2 free throws 4.0
  Personal foul on New Williams 4.0
+ 1 Deshon Taylor made 2nd of 2 free throws 4.0
+ 1 Deshon Taylor made 1st of 2 free throws 4.0
  Personal foul on A.J. Walker 4.0
+ 1 Caleb Morris made 2nd of 2 free throws 6.0
+ 1 Caleb Morris made 1st of 2 free throws 6.0
  Personal foul on Noah Blackwell 6.0
Team Stats
Points 64 61
Field Goals 23-56 (41.1%) 20-57 (35.1%)
3-Pointers 10-31 (32.3%) 12-31 (38.7%)
Free Throws 8-19 (42.1%) 9-12 (75.0%)
Total Rebounds 39 38
Offensive 4 4
Defensive 33 34
Team 2 0
Assists 10 9
Steals 7 9
Blocks 4 3
Turnovers 12 15
Fouls 16 22
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 4 REB
23 PTS, 8 REB, 5 AST
12T
away team logo Air Force 11-15 234164
home team logo Fresno State 19-7 204161
Team Stats
away team logo Air Force 11-15 68.1 PPG 36.3 RPG 13.6 APG
home team logo Fresno State 19-7 76.5 PPG 38.1 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
0
C. Morris G 7.2 PPG 3.0 RPG 1.5 APG 43.3 FG%
21
D. Taylor G 17.9 PPG 3.7 RPG 5.0 APG 44.6 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Morris G 17 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
D. Taylor G 23 PTS 8 REB 5 AST
41.1 FG% 35.1
32.3 3PT FG% 38.7
42.1 FT% 75.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Morris 17 4 0 5/10 5/10 2/2 0 34 3 1 2 0 4
L. Scottie 15 6 4 7/12 1/3 0/0 2 25 0 0 2 1 5
A. Walker 12 5 1 4/10 0/2 4/10 3 36 1 0 4 1 4
R. Swan 6 9 3 2/11 1/6 1/2 2 35 1 2 2 2 7
C. Joyce 6 6 0 2/4 1/3 1/4 5 22 0 1 0 0 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Morris 17 4 0 5/10 5/10 2/2 0 34 3 1 2 0 4
L. Scottie 15 6 4 7/12 1/3 0/0 2 25 0 0 2 1 5
A. Walker 12 5 1 4/10 0/2 4/10 3 36 1 0 4 1 4
R. Swan 6 9 3 2/11 1/6 1/2 2 35 1 2 2 2 7
C. Joyce 6 6 0 2/4 1/3 1/4 5 22 0 1 0 0 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Louder 3 0 1 1/2 1/2 0/1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0
S. Tomes 3 1 1 1/3 1/3 0/0 1 19 1 0 1 0 1
K. Van Soelen 2 6 0 1/3 0/2 0/0 2 18 1 0 0 0 6
A. Akaya 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0
A. Kinrade 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
L. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Wells - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Edwards - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Hughes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. O'Briant - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Couper - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Rene - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Monson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 64 37 10 23/56 10/31 8/19 16 200 7 4 12 4 33
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Taylor 23 8 5 6/14 3/7 8/8 3 37 1 0 3 0 8
B. Huggins 17 6 1 6/15 5/12 0/0 3 30 3 2 5 0 6
S. Bittner 8 2 2 3/5 2/3 0/2 4 31 2 0 2 0 2
N. Blackwell 2 2 0 1/7 0/3 0/0 5 31 0 0 2 0 2
N. Grimes 0 9 0 0/4 0/0 0/0 0 26 1 1 2 3 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Taylor 23 8 5 6/14 3/7 8/8 3 37 1 0 3 0 8
B. Huggins 17 6 1 6/15 5/12 0/0 3 30 3 2 5 0 6
S. Bittner 8 2 2 3/5 2/3 0/2 4 31 2 0 2 0 2
N. Blackwell 2 2 0 1/7 0/3 0/0 5 31 0 0 2 0 2
N. Grimes 0 9 0 0/4 0/0 0/0 0 26 1 1 2 3 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Williams 10 4 0 4/8 2/5 0/0 3 22 1 0 1 0 4
A. Agau 1 4 1 0/3 0/1 1/2 1 9 1 0 0 0 4
C. Gray 0 3 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 14 0 0 0 1 2
J. McWilliams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Rojas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Seeley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Fitzgerald-Warren - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Dhaliwal - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Diouf - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 61 38 9 20/57 12/31 9/12 22 200 9 3 15 4 34