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Air Force Kills Wake Forest
November 29, 2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Jacob Burtschi scored 21 points and Matt McCraw added 18 as Air Force cruised to a 94-58 victory over previously unbeaten Wake Forest Wednesday night
Nick Welch also had 17 points and 10 rebounds as Air Force (7-1) won its third straight. The Falcons shot 60 percent from the field, were 11-for-23 on 3-pointers and never trailed after Burtschi's free throw put them ahead 10-9.
Kyle Visser led Wake Forest (5-1) with 14 points. It was the program's most lopsided non-conference loss in the modern era.
Wake Forest had trouble with the motion offense and 3-point shooting of Air Force after Jamie Skeen's 3-pointer helped build a 7-0 lead. After Visser's layup with 16:24 left, the Demon Deacons were outscored 15-0, with Burtschi providing eight points of his 14 first half points.
Air Force, which was 6-for-9 on 3-pointers, got one each from Matt McCraw and Tim Anderson and outscored the Demon Deacons 13-4 over the final 3:50 of the half. The Falcons shot a sizzling 64 percent in the period, compared with Wake Forest's 29 percent, to lead 47-23 at the break.
Wake Forest got more of the same in the second half. Welch accounted for Air Force's first eight points of the period and after Burtschi's 3-pointer and McCraw's uncontested dunk, the Falcons' lead was 60-29.