Air Force vs. UNLV: Full Game Preview

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Air Force vs. UNLV: Full Game Preview
Air Force
(9-4, 2-3 away)
UNLV
(13-3, 10-1 home)
Venue: Thomas & Mack Center
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Air Force M Lyons 18.4 M Lyons 5.0 T Fletcher 4.4
UNLV A Bennett 19.6 A Bennett 9.3 A Marshall 6.0

Digging into season numbers, UNLV has the advantage in one key category, rebounding, where the Rebels have an edge over the Falcons, 42 per game to 31 per game. The Four Factors in which Air Force stands out are turnover percentage at 16.7 and effective field goal percentage at 55.6.

Air Force StatSmack

  • The UNLV assist leader (Anthony Marshall) has more assists than the Air Force assist leader (Todd Fletcher).
  • UNLV waxed Air Force by 10 points the last time they played (Feb 25, 2012).
  • The UNLV scoring leader (Anthony Bennett) has more points than the Air Force scoring leader (Michael Lyons).
  • People just expect us to beat you. UNLV has been the favorite 25 out of the last 31 times.
  • Anthony Bennett is ranked 30th nationally in points, 46th nationally in rebounds, and 3rd in the Mountain West in blocks.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? UNLV currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (961 to 947) than Air Force, per the NCAA.
  • Justin Hawkins is ranked 3rd in the Mountain West in steals.
  • UNLV does a better job contesting shots (38.1% allowed vs 45.1% allowed) than Air Force this season.
  • UNLV is better at defending the three (28.7% allowed vs 34.0% allowed) than Air Force this season.
  • The UNLV rebounding leader (Anthony Bennett) has more rebounds than the Air Force rebounding leader (Michael Lyons).
  • UNLV is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on UNLV is 78.4 inches compared to 76.5 inches for Air Force.
AF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Michael Lyons 34 19 5 2 1 0 2
C+ Todd Fletcher 31 10 2 4 1 0 1
C+ Mike Fitzgerald 28 10 4 1 1 0 1
C+ T. Broekhuis 28 10 4 1 1 1 1
C Kyle Green 19 7 2 1 1 0 1
D+ DeLovell Earls 12 4 3 1 1 0 1
D Tre` Coggins 12 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Ethan Michael 5 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Max Yon 11 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Cam Michael 10 4 2 1 0 0 0
D Marek Olesinski 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Zach Moer 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Justin Hammonds 9 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Kamryn Williams 7 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Chase Kammerer 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
UNLV Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Anthony Bennett 28 20 9 1 1 1 2
B Khem Birch 23 9 7 1 1 2 2
B A. Marshall 32 9 4 6 1 0 3
B- Katin Reinhardt 29 10 2 3 1 0 2
B- Mike Moser 25 10 7 2 1 1 2
C+ B. Dejean-Jones 24 10 4 2 1 0 3
C+ Justin Hawkins 25 7 3 2 2 1 1
C Q. Thomas 15 4 4 1 1 0 1
C- Savon Goodman 11 5 3 0 0 0 1
D+ C. Lopez-Sosa 11 3 1 1 1 1 1
D+ Daquan Cook 5 1 0 1 0 0 0
D Barry Cheaney 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
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