Hot-shooting Air Force routs San Jose State 78-56

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Marek Olesinski scored 16 points as Air Force coasted to a 78-56 victory over San Jose State on Wednesday night and its first Mountain West Conference win of the season.

Air Force (8-6, 1-2) closed out the opening half with 12 straight points to lead 37-26 at the break. The Falcons were up by 15 with 8:02 left in the second and held San Jose State without a field goal for 4:19 to take a 23-point advantage with 4:16 left to play.

Air Force dominated in rebounds (32-22) and assists (23-11), ending the contest shooting 61.1 percent (33 of 54) from the floor. Hayden Graham finished with 14 points, Max Yon added 13 and Zach Kocur chipped in 12.

Rashad Muhammad scored 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting - including 6 of 12 from 3-point range - and Darryl Gaynor II added 11 for the Spartans (2-13, 0-3).

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