Boise State Slips Past Air Force
Jan. 28, 2018

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Chandler Hutchison and Lexus Williams scored 16 points apiece and Boise State held on Saturday night for a 70-64 win over Air Force.

Williams has scored in double digits in five of his last six games - the first time he has ever accomplished the feat in his career. The Broncos are 10-1 this season when he scores double-digit points.

Boise State (18-4, 8-2 Mountain West Conference) took a 29-25 advantage into the break but fell behind in the second half before retaking the lead for good on Williams' 3-pointer to make it 62-59 with 3:17 left.

Air Force (8-12, 2-6) got as close as 64-62 on a 3-pointer from CJ Siples with 1:37 left but couldn't overcome Boise State's defense down the stretch. The Broncos responded with a bucket and a pair of free throws from Hutchison and two more free throws from Williams to seal it. Siples got a layup with 10 seconds left to tighten the final margin.

The victory gives Boise State an 18-4 record and an 8-2 mark in MW play. The 18-4 record gives the team its best 22-game start to a season since the 1988-89 squad also started the season 18-4. An 8-2 start in conference play gives the Broncos their first best 10-game start in conference play since the 1998-99 season when the team kicked off Big West play 8-2, as well.

Justinian Jessup added 12 points for Boise State, which made all 12 of its free throw attempts and edged Air Force 10-3 in second chance points.

Boise State moves to 10-4 in the all-time series and extends its winning streak to three against the Falcons. The Broncos are now 4-3 in road games at Clune Arena, as well.

Ryan Swan's 19 points led four Air Force players in double figures.

Boise State will now take advantage of a weekday bye and prepare to host UNLV on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. at Taco Bell Arena. The game will broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

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