Air Force vs. Nevada: Full Game Preview

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Air Force vs. Nevada: Full Game Preview
Air Force
(14-7, 3-6 away)
Nevada
(11-11, 9-4 home)
Venue: Lawlor Events Center
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Air Force M Lyons 18.0 M Lyons 4.6 T Fletcher 4.0
Nevada M Story 16.4 J Evans Jr 6.0 D Burton 3.4

Air Force heads to Lawlor Events Center on Saturday to take on Nevada. It gets started at 6 p.m. EST. The Falcons beat the Wolf Pack 78-65 on Jan. 9.

Air Force is in third place in the conference, Nevada is in seventh place.

In their last matchup on Feb. 6, Mike Fitzgerald put up 16 points for the Falcons in a loss to New Mexico, 81-58. He contributes 3.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.8 points per game. The Wolf Pack were defeated by Colorado State 73-69 on Feb. 6 despite 31 points from Malik Story. His 16.4 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

Nevada StatSmack

  • The Air Force scoring leader (Michael Lyons, 378 points) has more points than the Nevada scoring leader (Malik Story, 361 points).
  • Taylor Broekhuis is ranked 6th in the Mountain West in blocks.
  • Air Force players are more experienced than Nevada players (14,037 minutes played vs. 13,768 minutes played).
  • Boom! Air Force crushed Nevada by 13 points the last time they played (Jan 09, 2013).
  • The Air Force basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Nevada (91 percent vs. 62 percent).
  • The Air Force blocks leader (Taylor Broekhuis, 22 blocks) has more blocks than the Nevada blocks leader (Jordan Burris, 19 blocks).
  • Air Force is a better shooting team (48.0 percent vs. 42.0 percent) than Nevada this season.
  • Air Force has a better record at home than Nevada this season (10-1 vs. 9-4).
  • The Air Force assist leader (Todd Fletcher, 85 assists) has more assists than the Nevada assist leader (Deonte Burton, 74 assists).
  • Michael Lyons is ranked 2nd in the Mountain West in points and 9th in the Mountain West in three-pointers.
  • Todd Fletcher is ranked 8th in the Mountain West in three-pointers, 4th in the Mountain West in assists, and 7th in the Mountain West in steals.
AF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Michael Lyons 33 18 4 2 1 0 2
B Todd Fletcher 31 10 3 4 1 0 1
B- Mike Fitzgerald 29 10 4 2 1 0 1
C+ T. Broekhuis 27 9 4 1 1 1 1
C Kyle Green 17 6 2 1 1 0 1
C- DeLovell Earls 13 4 3 1 1 0 1
C- Justin Hammonds 11 4 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Tre` Coggins 11 3 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Marek Olesinski 9 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Kamryn Williams 9 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Max Yon 10 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Ethan Michael 5 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Cam Michael 9 3 1 1 0 0 0
D Zach Moer 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Chase Kammerer 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
NEV Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Deonte Burton 32 16 2 3 2 1 2
B Malik Story 32 16 3 2 1 0 2
C Jerry Evans Jr 27 8 6 1 1 0 1
C Jordan Burris 25 7 4 2 1 1 1
C- Devonte Elliott 18 6 4 0 0 1 1
C- Kevin Panzer 22 4 4 1 0 0 1
D+ Cole Huff 17 5 4 1 0 0 1
D M. Coleman 11 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Brice Crook 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D C. Fall 9 1 2 0 0 0 1
D Patrick Nyeko 11 1 1 1 0 0 0
D Keith Fuetsch 7 1 0 1 0 0 1
F Richard Bell 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
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