New Mexico vs. Air Force: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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New Mexico vs. Air Force: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(12) New Mexico 88
(26-5, 9-4 away)
Air Force 89
(17-12, 14-2 home)
Venue: Clune Arena
6:30PM ET / 3:30PM PT, March 09, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
New Mexico 47 41 88
Air Force 47 42 89
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
New Mexico T Snell 21 A Kirk 11 K Williams 10
Air Force M Lyons 30 T Broekhuis 7 M Lyons 5

Air Force slipped by No. 12 New Mexico 89-88 in conference play on Saturday, Mar. 9. The Falcons move to 2-5 versus AP-Ranked teams this season with the win. Michael Lyons had a big game for the Falcons and put up a game-high 30 points and five assists. Todd Fletcher was active from three-point range, going 6 for 8 to get to a career-high 21 points overall (4 Reb 3 Ast). Kendall Williams registered a double-double for the Lobos on a team-high 21 points and 10 assists.

Air Force Game Notes

  • AF beat the spread by 4.5 points. That makes the 15th time this season the Falcons have beaten the spread.
  • The Falcons have won two close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Air Force is 17-24 in close games.
  • Prior to this game, AF played 20 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 2-18.
  • The Falcons have won every game this season (4-0) after recording 89 or more total points.
  • Air Force has won every game this season (4-0) when its three-point percentage has been 48.4 percent or better.
  • AF has won 86 percent of the time this season (12-2) when opponents record 30 or fewer rebounds.
  • This season Air Force has won 100 percent of the time (5-0) when Todd Fletcher plays 37 minutes or more, 83 percent of the time (5-1) when Michael Lyons has 11 field goals made or more, and 100 percent of the time (4-0) when Taylor Broekhuis has seven rebounds or more.
  • The Falcons set a season high for three-pointers (15).
  • This is the 15th game at home this season--AF has a 15.3 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Michael Lyons accounted for 33.7 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Taylor Broekhuis and Michael Lyons) accounted for 42.3 percent of the rebounds.
  • Michael Lyons has led the team in scoring in 17 out of 29 games this season.
  • Taylor Broekhuis has led the team in rebounding in seven out of 29 games this season.
  • This marks the second 20-point game of Todd Fletcher's career.
  • Todd Fletcher had career highs with 21 points and six three-pointers.
  • This marks the 26th 20-point game of Michael Lyons's career.
  • Michael Lyons had a career high with five assists.
  • Taylor Broekhuis had a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.

New Mexico Game Notes

  • The Lobos have lost two times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, New Mexico is 36-22 in close games.
  • Kendall Williams recorded a team season high in assists with 10.
  • The top two scorers (Kendall Williams and Tony Snell) accounted for 47.7 percent of the points.
  • Alex Kirk accounted for 36.6 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Kendall Williams has led the team in scoring 11 times in 31 games this season.
  • Alex Kirk has led the team in rebounding 20 times in 31 games this season.
  • Alex Kirk recorded the 11th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Alex Kirk has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Alex Kirk recorded a double-double. It was his eighth this season and ninth of his career.
  • This marks the ninth 20-point game of Tony Snell's career.
  • Tony Snell set career highs with seven three-pointers and seven assists.
  • This marks the eighth 20-point game of Kendall Williams's career.
  • Kendall Williams recorded a double-double. It was his first this season and second of his career.
  • Cameron Bairstow has four straight double-digit point games.
Lobos PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+K. Williams3121210201
A+Alex Kirk3516113010
A+Tony Snell352117010
AC. Bairstow191272003
BHugh Greenwood31942101
BChad Adams22912100
-Nick Banyard5001100
-C. Thomas7002000
-Kory Alford6000011
-Jamal Fenton9000000
AF PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Michael Lyons353045201
ATodd Fletcher372143001
AMarek Olesinski161501100
AKamryn Williams13442100
B+T. Broekhuis23472010
B-Cam Michael9511000
CMike Fitzgerald35513001
CDeLovell Earls7211001
D+Kyle Green18004002
-Justin Hammonds4321100
-Tre` Coggins3000000

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