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Nevada jumps out early, cruises past Air Force 86-63

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 9, 2016 at 2:31 p.m.



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AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Tyron Criswell scored 19 points and Nevada cruised to an 86-63 victory over Air Force on Saturday.

D.J. Fenner and Eric Cooper Jr. had 16 points apiece for Nevada (10-6, 2-2 Mountain West). Marqueze Coleman added 12 points with a career-high 12 rebounds, and Cameron Oliver chipped in 12 points with a career-best seven assists.

Trevor Lyons scored 10 points to lead Air Force (10-6, 1-2), which has lost back-to-back games since snapping its four-game win streak.

Nevada had a double-digit lead midway through the first half, and closed on a 16-10 spurt to build a 44-27 halftime lead. Coleman scored seven points while Air Force shot 2 of 8 from the floor and missed four free throws during the stretch.

Lyons scored five points as part of a 9-3 surge to pull the Falcons within 14-points midway through the second half but Air Force did not get closer.

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