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Air Force beats San Jose State 87-56 in MWC tourney opener

LAS VEGAS (AP) Chris Joyce had a career-high 20 points as Air Force easily beat San Jose State 87-56 in the first round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Wednesday.

Ryan Swan had 14 points and eight rebounds for Air Force (14-17). Lavelle Scottie added 10 points. A.J. Walker had seven assists for Air Force.

Air Force posted a season-high 25 assists.

Seneca Knight had 15 points for the Spartans (4-27). Noah Baumann added 14 points. Zach Chappell had 10 points.

Michael Steadman, who led the Spartans in scoring coming into the contest with 14 points per game, failed to make a shot from the floor (0 of 5).

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Key Players
M. Steadman
L. Scottie
31.6 Min. Per Game 31.6
15.6 Pts. Per Game 15.6
1.4 Ast. Per Game 1.4
5.6 Reb. Per Game 5.6
48.3 Field Goal % 48.9
22.7 Three Point % 29.2
61.3 Free Throw % 60.9
  Shot clock violation turnover on Air Force 7.0
  Defensive rebound by Air Force 49.0
  Brian Rodriguez-Flores missed 3-pt. jump shot 51.0
+ 1 Zach Couper made 2nd of 2 free throws 55.0
+ 1 Zach Couper made 1st of 2 free throws 55.0
  Personal foul on Trey Smith 55.0
  Offensive rebound by Isaac Monson 55.0
  Abe Kinrade missed jump shot 55.0
  Defensive rebound by Isaac Monson 1:07
  Brian Rodriguez-Flores missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:09
  Defensive rebound by Christian Anigwe 1:26
Team Stats
Points 56 87
Field Goals 18-52 (34.6%) 30-62 (48.4%)
3-Pointers 10-27 (37.0%) 11-30 (36.7%)
Free Throws 10-16 (62.5%) 16-24 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 28 45
Offensive 2 9
Defensive 25 31
Team 1 5
Assists 10 25
Steals 4 6
Blocks 2 1
Turnovers 12 7
Fouls 22 19
Technicals 0 0
15 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST
20 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo San Jose State 4-27 282856
home team logo Air Force 14-17 365187
Team Stats
away team logo San Jose State 4-27 65.9 PPG 40.1 RPG 13.6 APG
home team logo Air Force 14-17 68.1 PPG 36.3 RPG 13.6 APG
Key Players
23
S. Knight G 6.2 PPG 2.5 RPG 1.2 APG 32.0 FG%
5
C. Joyce G 7.5 PPG 3.3 RPG 1.6 APG 40.0 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Knight G 15 PTS 6 REB 1 AST
C. Joyce G 20 PTS 3 REB 4 AST
34.6 FG% 48.4
37.0 3PT FG% 36.7
62.5 FT% 66.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Knight 15 6 1 4/11 3/6 4/8 5 33 1 1 1 0 6
N. Baumann 14 1 2 5/12 3/7 1/2 2 36 1 0 2 0 1
Z. Chappell 10 1 4 4/9 2/4 0/0 3 26 0 0 1 0 1
A. Chastain 7 5 0 3/4 1/1 0/0 1 19 0 0 0 0 5
M. Steadman 1 8 2 0/5 0/1 1/2 3 28 0 1 6 1 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Knight 15 6 1 4/11 3/6 4/8 5 33 1 1 1 0 6
N. Baumann 14 1 2 5/12 3/7 1/2 2 36 1 0 2 0 1
Z. Chappell 10 1 4 4/9 2/4 0/0 3 26 0 0 1 0 1
A. Chastain 7 5 0 3/4 1/1 0/0 1 19 0 0 0 0 5
M. Steadman 1 8 2 0/5 0/1 1/2 3 28 0 1 6 1 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Ivey 6 1 1 1/5 0/3 4/4 4 22 2 0 2 0 1
T. Smith 3 2 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 2 9 0 0 0 0 2
C. LeCesne 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
I. Nichols 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 6 0 0 0 0 1
C. Anigwe 0 2 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 9 0 0 0 1 1
K. Hammonds 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
B. Rodriguez-Flores 0 0 0 0/3 0/3 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
O. Barry - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Japhet-Mathias - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 56 27 10 18/52 10/27 10/16 22 200 4 2 12 2 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Joyce 20 3 4 7/9 3/5 3/5 3 29 0 0 0 2 1
R. Swan 14 8 4 6/7 1/2 1/2 1 30 1 0 0 2 6
L. Scottie 10 5 0 4/13 2/5 0/0 4 23 0 0 3 0 5
C. Morris 8 3 2 2/6 2/6 2/2 4 25 2 0 1 0 3
A. Walker 5 3 7 2/9 1/6 0/0 1 30 1 1 1 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Joyce 20 3 4 7/9 3/5 3/5 3 29 0 0 0 2 1
R. Swan 14 8 4 6/7 1/2 1/2 1 30 1 0 0 2 6
L. Scottie 10 5 0 4/13 2/5 0/0 4 23 0 0 3 0 5
C. Morris 8 3 2 2/6 2/6 2/2 4 25 2 0 1 0 3
A. Walker 5 3 7 2/9 1/6 0/0 1 30 1 1 1 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Tomes 8 4 4 2/4 2/4 2/2 2 19 1 0 0 0 4
A. Akaya 7 6 1 3/4 0/0 1/2 3 16 1 0 0 2 4
L. Brown 5 2 1 1/4 0/2 3/4 1 9 0 0 1 0 2
K. Van Soelen 4 3 0 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 2 1
J. Edwards 2 0 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
B. Hughes 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Z. Couper 2 0 1 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
P. Louder 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
I. Monson 0 3 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2
A. Kinrade 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
N. Wells - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. O'Briant - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Rene - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 87 40 25 30/62 11/30 16/24 19 200 6 1 7 9 31