AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Todd Fletcher scored 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, dished out five assists and was one of many hot-shooting Falcons against Jackson State in a 76-47 rout for Air Force over the Tigers on Wednesday night.
Air Force (6-1) was an impressive 29 of 53 from the field, shooting at a 54.7 percent clip including 11 3-pointers made. The Falcons were 18 of 26 in the second half, a 69.2 percent mark.
Michael Lyons scored 14 points and pulled seven rebounds, and Mike Fitzgerald had 13 points for the Falcons. Kelsey Howard was the only Jackson State (0-4) player in double figures, scoring 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting including three 3-pointers.
Air Force led 30-18 at the break but went on an 11-2 run to start the second half capped by Fletcher's 3-pointer, making it 41-20 with 16:17 to go and the Falcons never looked back.
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