No. 23 Colorado 89, Air Force 74. With AP Photos. By DENNIS GEORGATOS Associated Press Air Force's outside shooting kept the underdog Falcons in the game until finally being trumped by No. 23 Colorado's powerful inside game.
Freshman Josh Scott scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half, Andre Roberson had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Colorado handed Air Force its first loss of the season with an 89-74 victory on Sunday night.
Air Force set a torrid pace in the first half, making eight of 14 from 3-point range (57.1 percent) but cooled off in the second, when they made only four of 16 (25 percent) as Colorado increasingly contested the perimeter shots, hit the boards and focused on scoring from up close.
When asked about a turning point in the game, Air Force coach Dave Pilipovich noted Colorado's rebounding advantage (46-19) as well as the Buffaloes' outscoring the Falcons 18-4 in second-chance points.
''Second shots and also the post feeds, the post touches inside to thei...