Mar 7, 2010 2:34 AM

Aztecs beat Falcons in regular season finale

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Malcolm Thomas and Kawhi Leonard each scored 18 points as San Diego State defeated Air Force 61-42 in men's college basketball Saturday night.

The Aztecs (22-8, 11-5 Mountain West) finished the regular season by winning six of seven, and they beat the Falcons (9-20, 1-15) for the fifth consecutive time.

Air Force scored a season low while losing its ninth straight and for the 15th time in 16 games.

Mike McLain led the Falcons with 10 points.

San Diego State swarmed Air Force in the first half, holding the Falcons to 25-percent shooting and a season-low 14 points. The Aztecs shot 50 percent from the field and led 27-14 at the break.

San Diego State will be the No. 4 seed in the Mountain West Conference tournament and will play Colorado State in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

Air Force, the No. 9 seed, will play Wyoming on Wednesday in the first round.

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