Feb. 18, 2013
Air Force Falcons vs. Boise State Broncos
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
6 p.m. at Boise, Idaho
Air Force Game Notes
Location Boise, Idaho
Arena Taco Bell Arena
Network Air Force / IMG Sports Network
Station AM 1300 KCSF, Colo. Spgs.
Play-by-Play Jim Arthur
Analyst Matt Pauley
Live Streaming broncosports.com
Dave Pilipovich (Thiel College, 1986)
Air Force 17-15, First Full Season
Leon Rice (Washington State, 1986)
Boise State 51-38, Second Season
Overall Series tied 2-2
At Boise Series tied 1-1
First Game Dec. 27, 1991
Result Boise State won 77-68
Last Game Jan. 19, 2013
Result Air Force won 91-80
Current Streak Air Force - 1
Falcons Play at Boise State on Wednesday
The Air Force men's basketball team travels to Boise, Idaho to take on the Boise State Broncos on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Tip-off at the Taco Bell Arena is scheduled for 6 p.m. Air Force fell to 15-9 and 6-5 in the Mountain West after an 89-86 loss to #24 Colorado State at home on Saturday. Boise State dropped to 16-8 overall and 4-6 in the league following a 60-50 loss at #19/18 New Mexico on Saturday. Air Force is tied for third in the Mountain West, while the Broncos are alone in sixth place.
Michael Lyons Has Historic Game vs. Colorado State
Senior Michael Lyons nearly single-handedly defeated 24th-ranked Colorado State Saturday at Clune Arena. Despite a career-high 45 points by Lyons, Air Force lost to the Rams, 89-86. His 45 points were:
The fifth-most ever by an Air Force player in one game and the most since Bob Beckel scored a school-record 50 against Arizona on Feb. 28, 1959.
The most ever by an Air Force player not named Bob Beckel (Beckel owns the top four point totals)
The most ever by an Air Force player in a conference game and by any player in a game at Clune Arena
The third-highest point total in a Division I game this season
The fifth-most points in one game by a Mountain West player
The third-most points in a Mountain West regular-season game
Lyons' 17 made field goals were one shy of the school record (18 by Bob Beckel vs. Colorado School of Mines on Dec. 15, 1956)
Lyons' 17 made field goals were the second-most ever by a Mountain West player (Jimmer Fredette - 22) and the most in a Mountain West regular-season game
Lyons Named Mountain West Player of the Week
For his efforts, Michael Lyons was named the Mountain West Men's Basketball Player of the Week. This is the second time in his career Lyons has won the award. In addition to his career-high 45 points against CSU, he scored a game-high 27 points and tied his season-high with four assists vs. UNLV.
The Falcons host the Wyoming Cowboys on Tuesday, Feb. 26 beginning at 7 p.m.
Michael Lyons Moves Into No. 5 Spot on Career Scoring List
Senior Michael Lyons moved into solo possession of fifth place on Air Force's career scoring list with 27 points against UNLV last Wednesday. He became the 23rd player in Air Force history to reach the 1,000-point plateau against Army in the season opener. Lyons, who entered the season with 997 career points, sank a three-pointer 2:16 into the game to join the prestigious club. The last Falcon to join the 1,000-point club was Matt McCraw in 2007. With his career-high 45 points vs. Colorado State on Saturday, Lyons has 1,457 career points.
All Eight Losses to Winning Teams
The eight teams that have defeated Air Force this season have a combined 149-54 record (.734 winning percentage). New Mexico is 22-4, Wichita State is 22-5, Florida is 21-3, Colorado State is 21-4, UNLV is 19-7, Colorado is 17-8, Richmond is 15-11 and Nevada is 12-12. New Mexico, Colorado, Florida, UNLV, Wichita State and Colorado State have all been in the Top 25 this season.
6-5 Ties Fifth-Best Start Ever in League Play
Air Force's 6-5 record in the Mountain West ties the fifth-best start ever in program history after 11 league games. The Falcons have been 9-2 once in the past (2003-04), 8-3 once (2006-07), 7-4 twice (2004-05 and `05-06) and this is the only season at 6-5.
Todd Fletcher Third in Nation in Assist-Turnover Ratio
Senior point guard Todd Fletcher leads the Mountain West and is ranked No. 3 in the nation in assist-turnover ratio at 3.41. Fletcher has 99 assists and 29 turnovers in 24 games this season.