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