Wichitast 72
Airforce 69
Date of game: 12/2/2012

Recap: Air Force vs. Wichita State

USAFA, CO (Sports Network) - Carl Hall tallied a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Wichita State Shockers held off the Air Force Falcons, 72-69, as part of the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Conference Challenge at Clune Arena.

Hall made 9-of-10 field goal attempts for Wichita State (8-0), which remains unbeaten. Cleanthony Early added 12 points and Demetric Williams netted 10 points for the Shockers.

For Air Force (6-2), Mike Fitzgerald scored 18 points, Taylor Broekhuis had 17 points, and Michael Lyons chipped in 12 points.

Both teams shot 50 percent or greater from the floor in the first half and the game was tied 32-32 at intermission.

Wichita State took a 39-37 lead early in the second half and it would not surrender the advantage for the rest of the game. Broekhuis stepped to the foul line for the Falcons with seven seconds left down 70-68, but he made just 1-of-2 to make it a one point game. After Malcolm Armstead hit a pair of free throws for the Shockers, Lyons missed a three-pointer at the buzzer that would have tied the game.

The Shockers were able to overcome 19 turnovers by outrebounding the Falcons, 34-24.

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