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Utah State beats Air Force 71-59

January 18, 2015

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Chris Smith scored 20 points to lead Utah State past the Air Force Academy 71-59 on Saturday.

Smith was 6 of 7 from 3-point range. Jalen Moore added 15 points — his 15th consecutive double-digit game — and six rebounds for the Aggies (10-7, 3-2 Mountain West). Darius Perkins had 11 points and 10 assists.

The Falcons (8-9, 1-5) were led by Zach Kocur with a career-high 20 points, while Trevor Lyons added 16 points.

Down 10 at the half, Air Force opened the second on an 11-2 run, including 3-pointers by Kocur and Lyons, to draw within one. Utah State answered with two consecutive 3s by Smith to extend the lead to 47-40 midway through the half. The Aggies maintained the lead throughout the rest of the game. 

Utah State shot 54 percent from the floor, including 13 of 23 beyond the arc.

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