Air Force (17-12) and UNLV (23-8) Face Off in Mountain West Tournament

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Mountain West Conference Tournament



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Air Force 20 36 56 +10.0
  UNLV 33 39 72 -10.0
Wed, Mar 13 2013, 02:00 PM MDT

Thomas & Mack Center
Las Vegas, NV
TV: CBSSN

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Air Force takes on UNLV in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament at Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday. It takes place at 3 p.m. EST and you can see it on CBSSN. The Falcons beat the Rebels 71-56 on Feb. 13 and are 1-10 against them over the last four years.

In an 89-88 win over New Mexico on Mar. 9, Michael Lyons put up 30 points and five assists for the Falcons. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 18.3 points per game and 4.0 rebounds per game. For the Rebels, Anthony Marshall finished with 11 points and seven rebounds in the 61-52 loss to Fresno State on Mar. 9. He is averaging 10.5 points per game in addition to a team-best 5.9 assists per game.

Analyzing the differences between the teams, UNLV has an edge in one important area, rebounding, where the Rebels have the upper hand over the Falcons, 40.5 per game to 30.1 per game.

StatSmack! Air Force is better than UNLV
  • Air Force has an average margin of victory of 7 over UNLV in nine wins since 1980.
  • Air Force is a better three-point shooting team (38.3 percent vs. 33.1 percent) than UNLV this season.
  • Boom! Air Force humiliated UNLV by 15 points the last time they played (Feb 13, 2013).
  • The Air Force basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than UNLV (91 percent vs. 67 percent).
AF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Michael Lyons 33 18 4 2 1 0 2
B Todd Fletcher 31 9 3 4 1 0 1
B- Mike Fitzgerald 29 10 4 2 1 0 1
C+ T. Broekhuis 26 9 4 1 1 1 2
C DeLovell Earls 15 4 3 1 0 0 1
C Kamryn Williams 12 4 3 1 0 0 1
C- Kyle Green 16 5 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Marek Olesinski 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Tre` Coggins 11 3 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Justin Hammonds 8 2 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Max Yon 9 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Cam Michael 8 4 1 1 0 0 0
D Ethan Michael 5 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Zach Moer 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Chase Kammerer 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
UNLV Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Anthony Bennett 26 16 8 1 1 1 2
B+ A. Marshall 0 11 4 6 1 0 3
B Khem Birch 23 8 6 1 1 3 1
B Katin Reinhardt 29 10 2 3 1 0 2
B B. Dejean-Jones 26 10 5 2 1 0 2
B- Mike Moser 21 8 6 2 1 1 2
C+ Justin Hawkins 23 5 3 2 1 0 1
C Q. Thomas 12 4 3 0 0 0 1
C- Savon Goodman 9 4 2 0 0 0 1
D+ C. Lopez-Sosa 9 2 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Daquan Cook 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Barry Cheaney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Mountain West Standings

OverallConf
1 San Diego State 31-5 16-2
2 New Mexico 27-7 15-3
3 UNLV 20-13 10-8
3 Nevada 15-17 10-8
5 Boise State 21-13 9-9
5 Wyoming 18-15 9-9
5 Fresno State 21-18 9-9
8 Utah State 18-14 7-11
8 Colorado State 16-16 7-11
 10Air Force 12-18 6-12
11 San Jose State 7-24 1-17
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#12 Scott Adler Jr G 6-3 190
#25 Kyle Broekhuis Fr F 6-7 195
#1 Tre` Coggins So G 6-2 185
#21 DeLovell Earls Jr F 6-6 235
#33 Austin Flues Fr F 6-8 205
#35 Hayden Graham Fr F 6-5 190
#3 Justin Hammonds So F 6-6 190
#10 Nick Jorgensen Fr F 6-6 208
#44 Chase Kammerer Sr F 6-7 245
#5 Zach Kocur Fr G 6-3 195
#40 Eric Lewis Fr C 6-7 225
#30 Callum Long Fr G 6-5 190
#42 Ethan Michael Jr F 6-8 232
#41 Zach Moer So C 6-11 218
#0 Marek Olesinski Jr F 6-9 220
#45 Darrius Parker Fr C 6-7 215
#11 Joe Tuss Fr F 6-8 200
#4 Kamryn Williams Jr F 6-4 193
#22 Max Yon Jr G 6-4 198