UNLV vs. Air Force: Full Game Preview

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UNLV vs. Air Force: Full Game Preview
UNLV
(18-6, 4-5 away)
Air Force
(14-8, 11-1 home)
Venue: Clune Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 13, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
UNLV A Bennett 18.3 A Bennett 8.6 A Marshall 6.0
Air Force M Lyons 17.6 M Lyons 4.5 T Fletcher 4.0

On Wednesday, UNLV travels to Clune Arena to take on Air Force. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch it on TWCSN. The Rebels beat the Falcons 76-71 on Jan. 12 and are 10-0 against them over the last four years.

Both teams share fourth place in the conference.

In a 64-55 triumph over New Mexico on Feb. 9, Anthony Bennett put up 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Rebels. With 18.3 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Falcons, Taylor Broekhuis finished with 13 points in the 74-69 loss to Nevada on Feb. 9. He averages 9.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 1 blocks per game.

UNLV looks to have the advantage over Air Force in one significant area, rebounding, where the Rebels have an edge over the Falcons, 41 per game to 30 per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Air Force is strong in effective field goal percentage at 55.9 percent. This is good enough for first in the conference and 11th in the nation.

Air Force StatSmack

  • Since 1998, UNLV has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Air Force (two vs. zero).
  • The UNLV scoring leader (Anthony Bennett, 438 points) has more points than the Air Force scoring leader (Michael Lyons, 388 points).
  • The UNLV blocks leader (Khem Birch, 33 blocks) has more blocks than the Air Force blocks leader (Taylor Broekhuis, 23 blocks).
  • Anthony Bennett is ranked 34th nationally in points, 50th nationally in rebounds, and 4th in the Mountain West in blocks.
  • UNLV is better under pressure, and has defeated Air Force in six out of the last nine games decided by five points or fewer.
  • Over the past 10 years, UNLV has had more players drafted by the NBA than Air Force (one vs. zero).
  • A for effort, but UNLV has emerged victorious against Air Force the last 11 times they've played.
  • Diaper Dandies love UNLV. UNLV has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Air Force (8 vs. 0).
  • UNLV does a better job contesting shots (38.3 percent allowed vs. 44.1 percent allowed) than Air Force this season.
  • Boom! UNLV defeated Air Force by 5 points the last time they played (Jan 12, 2013).
  • The UNLV three-point leader (Katin Reinhardt, 42 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Air Force three-point leader (Michael Lyons, 37 three-pointers).
UNLV Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Anthony Bennett 28 18 9 1 1 1 2
B+ A. Marshall 34 11 4 6 1 0 3
B Khem Birch 23 8 6 1 1 2 1
B Katin Reinhardt 29 10 2 3 1 0 2
B- B. Dejean-Jones 25 10 5 3 1 0 3
C+ Mike Moser 22 7 6 2 1 1 2
C+ Justin Hawkins 24 6 3 2 1 1 1
C Q. Thomas 13 4 4 0 0 0 1
C- Savon Goodman 10 4 3 0 0 0 1
D+ C. Lopez-Sosa 10 3 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Daquan Cook 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Barry Cheaney 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
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 11 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 14 4 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Justin Hammonds 10 3 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 8 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
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