Jan 29, 2014; Boise, ID, USA; Air Force Falcons guard Max Yon (22) goes for a lay up against Boise State Broncos forward Ryan Watkins (0) during the second half of play at Taco Bell Arena. Boise State beat Air Force 69-58. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Ryan Watkins had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Anthony Drmic also scored 16 points as Boise State defeated Air Force 69-58 on Wednesday night.
Thomas Bropleh and Jeff Elorriaga added 13 points apiece as the Broncos (15-6, 5-3 Mountain West) won for the fourth time in five games.
Max Yon scored 15 points and Marek Olesinksi added 14 for the Falcons (9-10, 3-5). Air Force played without leading scorer Tre' Coggins due to disciplinary reasons and lost its third straight and fifth in six games.
Elorriaga had all of his points in the first half and Bropleh tallied 11 as the Broncos held a 39-31 halftime lead. Boise State led by as many as 17 in the second half before Air Force cut its deficit to 65-55 on Yon's basket with 2:06 left.
Two free throws by Derrick Marks and a basket by Drmic helped the Broncos hold off the charge.
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