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Gay, White lead No. 6 SDSU to 20th straight win

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San Diego State's D.J. Gay goes up for a 3-point basket against Air Force's Zach Bohannon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Diego, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) San Diego State's D.J. Gay goes up for a 3-point basket against Air Force's Zach Bohannon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Diego, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
San Diego State's Billy White sends a pass up the lane from behind the basket while being pressured by Air Force's Taylor Broekhuis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Diego, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) San Diego State's Billy White sends a pass up the lane from behind the basket while being pressured by Air Force's Taylor Broekhuis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Diego, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — D.J. Gay scored 20 points and Billy White had 10 of his 12 during a decisive 13-3 run, and No. 6 San Diego State beat Air Force 68-55 on Wednesday night to extend the country's longest active winning streak to a school-record 20 games.

The Aztecs (20-0, 5-0 Mountain West) remain one of Division I's three unbeaten teams. They are off until a showdown at conference rival and ninth-ranked BYU next Wednesday night.

Tom Fow scored 21 points for Air Force (10-7, 1-3).

Sophomore forward Kawhi Leonard had 10 points and 10 rebounds for SDSU, his 13th double-double this season and 30th of his career.

Air Force stuck around long enough to make the Aztecs to earn it, which they did over the final 7½ minutes. The Falcons got consecutive 3-pointers from Fow and Derek Brooks to pull to 48-44 before suddenly going cold.

White got hot for the Aztecs, keying the game-deciding run with two 3-pointers, a three-point play and a free throw. Chase Tapley added two free throws while Malcolm Thomas had one.

SDSU used an 8-0 run midway through the half to take a 48-38 lead. Leonard made a bank shot, James Rahon a 3-pointer and Brian Carlwell a slam dunk after a pass from Leonard.

Air Force not only stayed with the Aztecs in the first half, but jumped to a 28-22 lead with 3:15 left before halftime. Fow, who made three 3-pointers in the first 10 minutes, hit a jumper and Brooks made two shots from underneath to quiet the sellout crowd of 12,414 at Viejas Arena.

Gay had eight points as the Aztecs went on a 12-2 run during the final 2:51 to take a 34-30 halftime lead. Gay, coming off a career-high 30 points in a win at New Mexico on Saturday, hit consecutive 3-pointers, Leonard had a steal and a layup, Gay followed with a layup and White made a turnaround jumper. Air Force's only points in the run came on Zach Bohannon's inside shot on a pretty feed from Evan Washington.

SDSU made 11 of 26 3-pointers and outrebounded Air Force 34-20.

 

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