Nevada vs. Air Force: Full Game Preview

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Nevada vs. Air Force: Full Game Preview
Nevada
(9-5, 1-4 away)
Air Force
(8-4, 6-1 home)
Venue: Clune Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Nevada D Burton 16.1 J Evans Jr 5.1 D Burton 2.9
Air Force M Lyons 18.3 M Lyons 4.8 T Fletcher 4.1

The Falcons fell 91-68 to Richmond on January 2nd. Michael Lyons finished with 19 points in the loss. He leads the team with 18.3 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game. The Wolf Pack were defeated by Oregon 56-43 on December 31st despite 11 points and 5 rebounds from Jordan Burris. He averages 8.0 points per game in addition to a team-best 0.9 blocks per game.

Nevada StatSmack

  • Air Force is a better three-point shooting team (39.5% vs 30.5%) than Nevada this season.
  • Todd Fletcher is ranked 4th in the Mountain West in assists and 7th in the Mountain West in steals.
  • The Air Force blocks leader (Taylor Broekhuis) has more blocks than the Nevada blocks leader (Jordan Burris).
  • Taylor Broekhuis is ranked 6th in the Mountain West in blocks.
  • Nevada has been ducking Air Force for over 30 years.
  • Air Force has a better scoring defense (64.2 allowed per game vs 71.1 allowed per game) than Nevada this season.
  • Air Force is better at defending the three (30.9% allowed vs 36.9% allowed) than Nevada this season.
  • Air Force is a better shooting team (48.5% vs 43.8%) than Nevada this season.
  • The Air Force basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Nevada (91% vs 62%).
  • Michael Lyons is ranked 5th in the Mountain West in points and 6th in the Mountain West in three-pointers.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Air Force currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (947 to 934) than Nevada, per the NCAA.
NEV Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Deonte Burton 30 16 2 3 2 1 2
C+ Malik Story 30 16 4 2 1 0 2
C Jordan Burris 23 8 4 2 1 1 1
C Jerry Evans Jr 25 7 5 1 1 0 1
C- Kevin Panzer 23 5 4 0 0 1 2
D+ Cole Huff 20 6 4 1 1 0 1
D+ Devonte Elliott 18 6 4 1 0 1 1
D M. Coleman 10 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Patrick Nyeko 11 1 1 1 0 0 0
D- C. Fall 9 1 2 1 0 0 1
D- Keith Fuetsch 7 1 1 1 0 0 1
D- Brice Crook 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Richard Bell 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
AF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Michael Lyons 33 19 5 2 1 0 2
C+ Todd Fletcher 31 10 2 4 2 0 1
C+ T. Broekhuis 28 10 4 2 1 1 2
C Mike Fitzgerald 27 9 4 1 1 0 1
C- Kyle Green 19 7 2 1 1 0 1
D+ DeLovell Earls 11 3 3 1 1 0 1
D Tre` Coggins 11 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Max Yon 11 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Ethan Michael 5 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Marek Olesinski 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Justin Hammonds 10 4 2 0 1 0 1
D Cam Michael 10 4 2 1 0 0 0
D Zach Moer 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Kamryn Williams 7 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Chase Kammerer 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
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