TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Jordan Barnes scored a career-high 25 points, Brenton Scott also scored 25 and corralled 11 rebounds for his first career double-double and Indiana State defeated Air Force 74-64 in the Mountain West-Missouri Valley challenge Wednesday night.
Scott also had three of the team's 12 steals as the Sycamores scored 21 points off 20 Air Force turnovers, the most in a game this season for the Falcons. Scott made four 3-pointers, pushing his career total to 222.
Tyreke Key added 11 points for Indiana State (3-4), which held the lead for nearly 35 minutes and led by as many as 13 points.
The loss was the third in a row for Air Force (3-3), despite four players reaching double figures. Lavelle Scottie led with 15 points, but was harried into four turnovers, Ryan Manning scored 12 while Frank Toohey and Pervis Louder added 10 apiece.
Indiana State has won three straight in the Mountain West-Missouri Valley challenge.
Air Force notes
- Sophomore Scottie scored 15 points. He has scored in double figures three times this season. Scottie has led the team in scoring in a game a team-best three times.
- Junior Louder has scored in double figures in two of the three games he has played this season. Louder missed three games due to injury.
- Junior Manning grabbed six rebounds. He has scored in double figures in two straight and four of the last five this season.
- Senior Toohey grabbed a season-best seven rebounds and matched a career high with two steals.
- Air Force starters for the Indiana State game were: Trevor Lyons (G), Louder (G), Manning (F), Scottie (F) and Toohey (C). The lineup started for the second time together this season. The lineup is the third used by Air Force in six games this season.
- Air Force improved its school record streak of consecutive games with a 3-pointer to 253 games dating back to Nov. 21, 2009 vs. Northern Colorado.
- Air Force committed a season-high 20 turnovers. The previous high was 14 vs. Canisius.
- Air Force had four players score in doubles figures (Scottie, Louder, Manning, Toohey). The Falcons have had four or more in double figures twice this season.
- Air Force falls to 2-5 all-time in the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge. The Falcons fell to 2-1 at home and 0-4 on the road in the series.