SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Air Force went to halftime trailing Utah, 29-23, at the Huntsman Center on Saturday in both teams' Mountain West Conference opener.
The Falcons held Utah – which came into the game hitting 50.2 of its shots from the field – to just 5-of-14 shooting from the floor. But the Utes converted 14 of 17 free throws, and the five baskets they made hurt. All five were 3-pointers, made by Utes senior guard Johnnie Bryant, who came off the bench to spark Utah.
Air Force again struggled with turnovers, giving up the ball eight times. Eight players scored for Air Force led by center Keith Maren, who scored six on a pair of 3-pointers.