AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Grant Parker scored a career-high 26 points and Evan Washington added 14 as Air Force won its seventh straight season opener, defeating Western State, Colo., 65-54 Friday night.
Air Force never trailed, but the Falcons' 7-of-27 shooting in the second half allowed the Mountaineers back into the game. Western State tied it twice in the second half, the last time at 50-50 with 4:34 remaining, before the Falcons closed with a 10-2 run.
Parker scored 18 points in the first half, including a 3-pointer in the final seconds that gave the Falcons a 38-27 halftime lead. Parker was a perfect 5-of-5 in the opening half.
Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.
Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon.
Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.