Air Force vs. UNLV: Recap and Stats

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Air Force vs. UNLV: Recap and Stats
Air Force 71
(9-5, 2-4 away)
(24) UNLV 76
(14-3, 11-1 home)
Venue: Thomas & Mack Center
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Air Force 30 32 71
UNLV 38 24 76
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Air Force M Lyons 18 M Lyons 5 T Fletcher 4
UNLV A Bennett 19 A Bennett 9 A Marshall 6

On Saturday, January 12th, Air Force dropped one to No. 24 UNLV 76-71 in overtime. The Falcons stay winless versus AP-Ranked teams at 0-3 for the season. The Falcons got a good effort from Mike Fitzgerald, who put up a game-high 22 points and four rebounds. Michael Lyons had 19 points and added seven rebounds. Anthony Bennett registered a double-double for the Rebels on a team-high 22 points and 16 rebounds. Air Force (8-5, 1-1 MWC) gets Colorado State (13-3, 0-1 MWC) on the road on Wednesday, January 16th.

Air Force Game Notes

  • Air Force started 9-5 during the 2008, 2004, and 2002 seasons (since 1996).
  • AF beat the spread by 9.5 points. That makes the 6th time this season the Falcons have beaten the spread.
  • Air Force has played in 1 overtime game this season. Over the last 5 seasons, the Falcons have played in 8 overtime games with a record of 4-4.
  • The Falcons have been unlucky 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Air Force has lost 22 close games.
  • Prior to this game, AF played 16 Top 25 opponents in the last 5 seasons with a record of 1-15.
  • When the opposition records 76 or more total points this season, Air Force has lost 100% of the time (0-4).
  • When the opposition records 26 or more field goals made this season, Air Force has lost 83% of the time (1-5).
  • AF set a season low for field goal percentage.
  • Michael Lyons recorded a team season high in field goals attempted with 20.
  • Mike Fitzgerald accounted for 30.9% of the team's points.
  • Mike Fitzgerald has led the team in scoring in 3 out of 14 games this season.
  • Michael Lyons has led the team in rebounding in 7 out of 14 games this season.
  • This marks the 2nd 20-point game of Mike Fitzgerald's career.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Todd Fletcher.

UNLV Game Notes

  • UNLV won, but did not cover the spread.
  • The Rebels won this one, but have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, UNLV has lost 18 close games.
  • Anthony Bennett recorded a team season high in rebounds with 16 and offensive rebounds with 9.
  • Anthony Marshall tallied a team season high in assists with 12.
  • The top two scorers (Anthony Bennett and Bryce Dejean-Jones) accounted for 52.6% of the points.
  • Anthony Bennett accounted for 32.6% of the team's rebounds.
  • Anthony Bennett has led the team in scoring 15 times and in rebounding 8 times in 17 games this season.
  • This game was the 2nd double-digit assist game of Anthony Marshall's career.
  • Anthony Marshall set a career high with 12 assists.
  • Mike Moser recorded the 25th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Mike Moser recorded a double-double. It was his 3rd this season and 18th of his career.
  • This marks the 10th 20-point game of Anthony Bennett's career.
  • Anthony Bennett has 17 straight double-digit point games.
  • Anthony Bennett recorded a double-double. It was the 8th of his career.
AF PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMike Fitzgerald362241000
AMichael Lyons431971101
BTodd Fletcher30448102
BDeLovell Earls191040102
C+Kyle Green26821111
CTre` Coggins15222002
C-T. Broekhuis28410210
-Max Yon7201001
-Justin Hammonds5011000
DMarek Olesinski12001000
-Chase Kammerer4010000
UNLV PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Anthony Bennett2922160003
AB. Dejean-Jones221831101
AMike Moser4014112114
B+Khem Birch21471030
BA. Marshall430312002
BC. Lopez-Sosa11420221
C+Justin Hawkins28615001
CKatin Reinhardt29812011

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