COL BKB: Utah 65, Air Force 56

Feb. 19, 2005 at 7:00 PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Andrew Bogut scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half Saturday to leads 14th-ranked Utah to a 65-56 victory over the Air Force.

Bogut, a seven-footer from Australia who leads the country with 17 double-doubles, added nine rebounds.

Bryant Markson added 15 points for the Utes, who extended the second longest winning streak in the nation to 18.

The Utes (23-3, 11-0 Mountain West Conference) clinched the league title with the victory.

Jacob Burtschi and Nick Welch led the Falcons (15-10, 6-4) with 15 points each. Air Force had its 24-game home winning streak stopped while losing for the first time at home this season (10-1).

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