Boise State vs. Air Force: Full Game Preview

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Boise State vs. Air Force: Full Game Preview
Boise State
(13-3, 5-2 away)
Air Force
(9-6, 7-1 home)
Venue: Clune Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Boise State D Marks 17.0 R Watkins 7.3 D Marks 3.9
Air Force M Lyons 17.7 M Lyons 4.7 T Fletcher 4.1

On Saturday, Air Force plays host to Boise State at Clune Arena. It gets started at 4:00 EST. The Falcons are 1-1 against the Broncos over the last four years. They fell 72-61 on 2/11/2012, the last time they met.

Air Force is in 6th place in the conference and just behind 4th place Boise State with a chance to close in.

The Falcons were defeated by Colorado State 79-40 on January 16th despite 8 points from Todd Fletcher. He leads the team in assists with 4.1 per game and steals with 1.4 per game. The Broncos were defeated by New Mexico 79-74 on January 16th despite 27 points and 6 rebounds from Derrick Marks. He puts up a team-leading 17.0 points per game, 3.9 assists per game, and 2.2 steals per game. Areas of strength for Boise State include: effective field goal percentage at 55.9 and defensive rebounding percentage at 76.3.

Boise State StatSmack

  • The Air Force basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Boise State (91% vs 75%).
  • Todd Fletcher is ranked 4th in the Mountain West in assists and 7th in the Mountain West in steals.
  • The Air Force assist leader (Todd Fletcher) has more assists than the Boise State assist leader (Derrick Marks).
  • Air Force players are more experienced than Boise State players (12,012 minutes played vs 8,224 minutes played).
  • Taylor Broekhuis is ranked 6th in the Mountain West in blocks.
  • The Air Force blocks leader (Taylor Broekhuis) has more blocks than the Boise State blocks leader (Ryan Watkins).
  • Michael Lyons is ranked 5th in the Mountain West in points and 6th in the Mountain West in three-pointers.
  • AP voters think more highly of Air Force and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Boise State (13 vs 1).
  • The Air Force scoring leader (Michael Lyons) has more points than the Boise State scoring leader (Derrick Marks).
BSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Derrick Marks 30 17 4 4 2 0 3
B Anthony Drmic 30 15 5 3 0 0 2
B Jeff Elorriaga 33 12 4 2 1 0 1
B- Ryan Watkins 21 9 7 1 1 0 1
C Mikey Thompson 26 9 3 2 1 0 2
C I. Hadziomerovic 26 6 3 3 1 0 2
C Kenny Buckner 18 7 5 1 1 0 1
D+ Jake Ness 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Thomas Bropleh 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Joe Hanstad 11 2 1 1 1 0 0
D D. Hamilton 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Vukasin Vujovic 6 2 1 0 0 0 1
AF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Michael Lyons 33 18 4 2 1 0 2
C+ Todd Fletcher 31 9 2 4 1 0 1
C Mike Fitzgerald 28 10 4 1 1 0 1
C T. Broekhuis 27 9 4 1 1 1 1
C- Kyle Green 19 7 2 1 1 0 1
D+ DeLovell Earls 12 3 3 1 1 0 1
D Tre` Coggins 11 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 Marek Olesinski 9 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Cam Michael 10 3 2 1 0 0 0
D Kamryn Williams 8 2 2 1 1 0 1
D Justin Hammonds 9 3 2 0 1 0 1
D Zach Moer 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
D- Chase Kammerer 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
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