LAS VEGAS (AP) A.J. Walker had a career-high 24 points as Air Force topped Fresno State 77-70 in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament Wednesday.
The No. 9 seed Falcons plays top-seeded and fifth-ranked San Diego State the quarterfinals Thursday. The Aztecs won the only regular-season matchup between the teams 89-74.
Walker made 5 of 7 from 3-point range. Lavelle Scottie added 21 points and Ryan Swan scored 12 for Air Force (12-19).