Air Force vs. New Mexico: Recap and Stats

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Air Force vs. New Mexico: Recap and Stats
Air Force 58
(14-7, 3-6 away)
(15) New Mexico 81
(20-3, 14-1 home)
Venue: The Pit
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Air Force 29 29 58
New Mexico 42 39 81
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Air Force M Fitzgerald 16 T Broekhuis 4 T Fletcher 6
New Mexico T Snell 14 C Bairstow 9 K Williams 7

No. 15 New Mexico pounded Air Force 81-58 in conference play on Wednesday, February 6th. The Lobos got the win with a team-high 14 points and nine rebounds from Cameron Bairstow. Kendall Williams had 11 points and added seven assists (6 Reb 4 Stl). Mike Fitzgerald finished with a game-high 16 points and three rebounds for the Falcons. The next game will be on Saturday, February 9th when New Mexico (20-3, 7-1 MWC) travels to UNLV (17-6, 4-4 MWC).

New Mexico Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 3:09 left to go.
  • New Mexico started 20-3 during the 2009 and 1997 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over Air Force extended the New Mexico winning streak to 3 games.
  • Lobos beat the spread by 12 points. That makes the 11th time this season the Lobos have beaten the spread.
  • This was the 2nd blowout win this season (a win by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, Lobos has been on the winning end of 39 blowout games.
  • The Lobos have won every game this season (5-0) after recording 26 or more field goals made.
  • New Mexico has won every game this season (6-0) when its field goal percentage has been 48.1% or better.
  • New Mexico has won 89% of the time this season (8-1) after committing 11 or fewer turnovers.
  • Lobos has won every game this season (7-0) when opponents record 20 or fewer field goals made.
  • Lobos has won every game this season (11-0) after holding an opponent to under 40.0% field goal percentage.
  • This season New Mexico has won 81% of the time (13-3) when Kendall Williams has 11 points or more, 100% of the time (9-0) when Hugh Greenwood has 4 field goals made or more, and 100% of the time (5-0) when Cameron Bairstow has 6 free throws made or more.
  • The Lobos have recorded more free throws made than their opponents for the past 14 games.
  • This is the 13th game at home this season--Lobos has a 12.1 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Kendall Williams recorded a team season high in steals with 4.
  • The top two rebounders (Cameron Bairstow and Alex Kirk) accounted for 43.5% of the rebounds.
  • Cameron Bairstow has led the team in scoring 3 times and in rebounding 4 times in 23 games this season.
  • Kendall Williams had a career high with 4 steals.
  • Hugh Greenwood has 3 straight double-digit point games.

Air Force Game Notes

  • This was the 3rd blowout loss this season (a loss by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, AF has been on the losing end of 18 blowout games.
  • The top two scorers (Mike Fitzgerald and Michael Lyons) accounted for 55.1% of the points.
  • Mike Fitzgerald has led the team in scoring 5 times in 21 games this season.
  • Michael Lyons has led the team in rebounding 10 times in 21 games this season.
  • Michael Lyons has 6 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Todd Fletcher.
AF PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BMike Fitzgerald331631101
BT. Broekhuis20542010
BTodd Fletcher29626301
B-DeLovell Earls14531011
B-Michael Lyons331641004
C+Justin Hammonds11230100
CTre` Coggins14230001
D+Kyle Green14310101
D+Marek Olesinski20302103
-Max Yon5000000
-Kamryn Williams5000002
Lobos PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+C. Bairstow301493110
AK. Williams331167403
AJamal Fenton17526001
B+Alex Kirk241480013
B+Hugh Greenwood281350202
BTony Snell261412000
B-D. Walker12313000
CChad Adams19330101
-Nick Banyard8020001

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