Air Force Drops Contest to Colorado State, 75-65

March 3, 2012

Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP) - Mike Lyons scored 18 points and Mike Fitzgerald scored 16 points to lead the Falcons who fell to Colorado State 75-65 at Clune Arena Saturday.

Wes Eikmeier scored 23 points, and Colorado State withstood a 3-point barrage from Air Force.

The Falcons hit 13 3-pointers, but could not stop the Rams defensively. Both teams shot better than 50 percent from the field in a game that featured six lead changes.

Colorado State (19-10, 8-6 Mountain West) won for the fourth time in five games, while Air Force (13-15, 3-11) saw its losing streak reach four games.

Dorian Green added 16 points for the Rams.

Colorado State got out to a quick start and led by as many as 11 before Air Force fought back. The Falcons were 8 for 11 from 3-point range and closed the half with a 12-5 run to cut the Rams' lead to 37-34 at the break.