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January 12, 2019 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - AJ Walker scored 19 points and Air Force closed with a 14-4 run to defeat San Diego State 62-48 on Saturday.
Ryan Swan had 15 points and 15 rebounds for the Falcons (6-10, 1/3 Mountain West) and Lavelle Scottie added 16 points with 11 rebounds.
Jalen McDaniels led San Diego State (9-7, 1-2) with 18 points and 11 rebounds. McDaniels, a sophomore forward, is averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds in his last four games.
After McDaniels made a layup to draw the Aztecs within 48-44, Walker scored seven points in an 11-0 run that left the Falcons ahead 59-44 with 2:42 remaining. A 3-pointer by Scottie matched the biggest lead for Air Force, 62-46, with 1:55 to go.
Scottie's jumper to open the second half also gave Air Force a 16-point lead. San Diego State trailed 28-14 at halftime after making only five field goals, missing all seven 3-point attempts, in the first half.
Air Force shot 30 percent in the first half; San Diego State 23 percent.