Utah (13-14, 6-7) knew they had to grind out the victory because the Cadets always fight hard. Utes swept the Falcons as they fell to 9-17 and 1-12 in MWC play. Marshall Henderson had 16 points and was Henderson's 11th straight game in double figures.
Utah held Air Force to a season low in points. Coach Jim Boylen was proud of the defensive effort but still sees room for improvement.
"We did a nice job defending the perimeter, but gave up too many easy baskets around the rim. Fortunately, we shot the ball really well."
Senior forward Kim Tillie lead both teams with nine rebounds. This is where the Utes have struggled all year but tonight they came with a team effort and came out with a win.
"Tillie's rebounding was important and Marshall made shots. Very proud of Carlon for doing all the little things to help the team win."
The Utes will head home to Salt Lake to face Wyoming as the Falcons welcome the Rebels into town.