Colorado State vs. Air Force: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Colorado State vs. Air Force: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(24) Colorado State 89
(21-4, 6-4 away)
Air Force 86
(15-9, 12-2 home)
Venue: Clune Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, February 16, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Colorado State 48 41 89
Air Force 40 46 86
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Colorado State D Green 22 P Hornung 16 P Hornung 4
Air Force M Lyons 45 M Fitzgerald 4 T Fletcher 6

On Saturday, Feb. 16, Air Force lost by a slim margin to No. 24 Colorado State 89-86 in conference play. The Falcons fall to 1-5 versus AP-Ranked teams this season with the loss. Michael Lyons was exceptional for the Falcons and got a staggering 45 points, sinking 6 of 13 from three-point range. Todd Fletcher had 11 points. Pierce Hornung registered a double-double for the Rams on 13 points and 16 rebounds. Air Force (14-9, 6-5 MWC) takes on Boise State (16-7, 4-5 MWC) on Wednesday, Feb. 20 on the road.

Air Force Game Notes

  • The last time AF started the season 15-9 was 2004.
  • AF beat the spread by 0.5 points. That makes the 12th time this season the Falcons have beaten the spread.
  • The Falcons have been unlucky four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Air Force is 16-24 in close games.
  • Prior to this game, AF played 19 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 2-17.
  • When the opposition records 89 or more total points this season, Air Force has lost 100 percent of the time (0-3).
  • When the opposition records 28 or more field goals made this season, Air Force has lost 100 percent of the time (0-6).
  • When the opposition records 39 or more rebounds this season, Air Force has lost 100 percent of the time (0-6).
  • Air Force has recorded fewer free throws made than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the 13th game at home this season--AF has a 17.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Michael Lyons recorded a team season high in points with 45, field goals made with 17, field goals attempted with 25, and three pointers attempted with 13.
  • Michael Lyons accounted for 52.3 percent of the team's points.
  • Michael Lyons has led the team in scoring in 15 out of 24 games this season.
  • Mike Fitzgerald has led the team in rebounding in seven out of 24 games this season.
  • This marks the 25th 20-point game of Michael Lyons's career.
  • Michael Lyons has nine straight double-digit point games.
  • Michael Lyons had career highs with 45 points and 17 field goals made.

Colorado State Game Notes

  • The Rams won this one, but have lost two times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Colorado State is 23-21 in close games.
  • Wes Eikmeier recorded a team season high in three pointers attempted with 10.
  • The top two scorers (Dorian Green and Wes Eikmeier) accounted for 46.0 percent of the points.
  • Pierce Hornung accounted for 41.0 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Dorian Green has led the team in scoring nine times in 25 games this season.
  • Pierce Hornung has led the team in rebounding 14 times in 25 games this season.
  • Pierce Hornung recorded the 26th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Pierce Hornung recorded a double-double. It was his fifth this season and 11th of his career.
  • This marks the 10th 20-point game of Dorian Green's career.
  • Dorian Green has eight straight double-digit point games.
  • Greg Smith has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Colton Iverson set a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.
CSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Pierce Hornung3813164100
ADorian Green382223100
B+Colton Iverson241551112
B+Wes Eikmeier361943005
B+Greg Smith251661002
CJonathan Octeus18431002
CDaniel Bejarano19030100
AF PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Michael Lyons334520102
ATodd Fletcher321116000
BT. Broekhuis17731201
BMarek Olesinski12332100
BKamryn Williams23733021
B-Kyle Green20035201
C+Mike Fitzgerald29440000
CDeLovell Earls13520001
CMax Yon7400000
-Tre` Coggins8001001
-Justin Hammonds3000100
-Chase Kammerer3011000

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