Xavier Johnson scored 14 points to lead 5 CU players in double figures as the Buffs beat Air Force

Posted at 11:10 PM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-20 01:10:37-05
 AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- Xavier Johnson scored 14 points to lead five Colorado players in double figures, and the Buffaloes withstood some faulty foul shooting down the stretch to hold off Air Force 75-68 on Monday night.
   Freshman Deleon Brown scored eight of his 10 in the second half as the Buffaloes (9-3) extended their winning streak to seven in a row over Air Force.
   Tied at 48 with just under 10 minutes remaining, Colorado went on a 23-10 run to gain some much needed breathing room. The Buffaloes couldn't close out the Falcons from the line, going 0 for 6 over the final 1:18. George King sealed the win with an emphatic dunk.
   CJ Siples had 15 points for Air Force (6-6), which has dropped six of seven after starting the season 5-0.
   Brown provided quite a charge in the second half. He has 25 points over his last two games after scoring 33 in his first 10.