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Top 25: No. 24 Colorado State 89, Air Force 86

Published February 16, 2013 5:04 pm

Top 25 basketball • Colorado State has won eight of its last nine games.
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Air Force Aacademy, Colo. • Dorian Green scored 22 points to help No. 24 Colorado State hold off Air Force 89-86 on Saturday for its sixth straight win.

The Rams led 82-72 with 1 minute, 5 seconds remaining, but the Falcons pulled within four twice in the final minute. Michael Lyons hit a 3-pointer for Air Force with 2 seconds left, but Colorado State inbounded the ball without incident to close the game.

The Rams (21-4, 8-2 Mountain West) have won eight of nine and dropped the Falcons to 11-2 at Clune Arena.

Lyons, the conference's leading scorer, had a career-high 45 points for the Falcons (15-9, 6-5), and Todd Fletcher added 11.

Air Force led 23-19 midway through the first half, but the Rams used their size to build a 21-5 rebounding advantage in the first 20 minutes and took a 48-40 lead into the locker room. —