Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
Coming off its first loss of the year, Air Force wasted no time with Jackson State in a total rout.
Air Force's perfect start to the season was ruined last Sunday by No. 23 Colorado, which dealt the team its first defeat in six games. The Falcons took out their frustrations and then some on Jackson State, crushing the Tigers at home, 76-47.
Air Force (5-1) shot the lights out Wednesday night, hitting 55 percent of its shots, including 11-of-23 from downtown. Unlike Sunday's game, when the Falcons let Colorado shoot over 50 percent from the floor, the defense was airtight against the Tigers. Jackson State (0-4) made just 30 percent of its attempts and only four three-pointers on the night. Only one Tiger, Kelsey Howard, broke double digits, finishing with 16 points.
For the Falcons, Todd Fletcher and Michael Lyons once again led the way. Fletcher finished with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including five threes and five assists. Lyons, the team's leading scorer, had 14 points and seven rebounds. He was a big part of the Falcons' edge on the glass, as they finished with 40 boards to Jackson State's 22. The only issue Air Force had on the night was at the charity stripe, where the team hit only seven of its 16 attempts.
The Falcons will take the rest of the month off before taking on Wichita State on Sunday, Dec. 2. Tip-off will be at 5 p.m. ET.