USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force men’s basketball got back in the win column with a dominant 76-52 win over Jackson State Sunday afternoon at Clune Arena. The Falcons snapped a four-game skid and improved to 3-5 on the season.
Air Force had its best shooting night and best defensive effort of the season. The Falcons shot 59.1 percent from the field and 47.4 percent from three, both season-high’s. Defensively, the Falcons held Jackson State to 34.5 percent shooting from the field and its lowest point total allowed in a game this season. Air Force led wire-to-wire in the game never trailing once.
Caleb Morris led three scorers in double-figures with 16 points. Morris was an efficient 4 of 5 from the field, all three’s, to go with a team-high six rebounds. Lavelle Scottie scored 12 points and also pulled down six rebounds. Freshman Mason Taylor came off the bench to score 12 points for the Falcons. Taylor was perfect on his shots, going 4 of 4 from the field, 2 of 2 from three-point range and 2 of 2 from the free throw line.
Miles Daniels led Jackson State with 19 points.
Air Force raced out to a 39-20 halftime lead after shooting 62 percent from the field and 50 percent from three point range in the opening half. The Falcons went 13 of 21 from the field and 6 of 12 from three-point range in the first half.
The Falcons went up by as many as 27 points in the second half as they coasted the remainder of the way.
The Falcons also had a season-best 17 assists as four different players dished out three assists each. The Falcons also shot well from the free throw line, making 83.3 percent. Four players were perfect from the line.
Air Force returns to action Wednesday, Dec. 4, opening Mountain West play at Wyoming.