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Dominating Second Half leads Colorado State over Air Force

It was a tail of two halves Saturday afternoon in Fort Collins as Colorado State defeated Air Force 87-73. After a terrible first half, the Rams would score 65 points in the second half.

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Sometimes, you just need to get off the floor and regroup as a basketball team. For the Colorado State Rams, halftime was a true blessing in their 87-73 victory over the rival Air Force Falcons.

The first half was not pretty for either team, but for the usually sweet shooting Rams it was especially dreadful. The Rams only shot 21% from the field in the first half as they saw themselves trailing 25-22 at the intermission. The Falcons would come out early in the second half and throw up a quick 4-0 run to extend their lead to 29-22. Then, the Rams would more than just wake up, they would explode.

Emmanuel Omogbo would take advantage of the Falcons overplaying the three-point line to get a couple of quick baskets to settle down the home team. The team's defense would pick up as well, and then John Gillon would start to heat up as he hit three deep three's to help the Rams get a lead that would never relinquish. The Rams would win the second half by the unbelievable score of 65 to 44.

The Rams were paced by Gillon who scored 22 points. Omogbo would add 18 and Antwan Smith with 17.

The Falcons were led in scoring by sophomore guard Jacob Van with 18.

Air Force will be playing Wednesday as the 10th seed against the 7th seed UNLV.

The Rams jumped up to the 6th seed after Utah State was defeated by Fresno State. The Rams will take on 11th seed San Jose State.