Air Force beats San Jose State 87-56 in MWC tourney opener
By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: March 14, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Chris Joyce had a career-high 20 points as Air Force easily beat San Jose State 87-56 in the first round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Wednesday.
Ryan Swan had 14 points and eight rebounds for Air Force (14-17). Lavelle Scottie added 10 points. A.J. Walker had seven assists for Air Force.
Air Force posted a season-high 25 assists.
The sixth-seeded Falcons advance to a Thursday quarterfinal matchup with No. 3 Fresno State. An Air Force victory would put them in the semfinals against the winner of No. 2 Utah State against No. 7 New Mexico.
Seneca Knight had 15 points for the Spartans (4-27). Noah Baumann added 14 points. Zach Chappell had 10 points.
Michael Steadman, who led the Spartans in scoring coming into the contest with 14 points per game, failed to make a shot from the floor (0 of 5).