Nevada 33 32 65
Airforce 30 48 78
Date of game: 1/9/2013

Recap: Air Force vs. Nevada

USAFA, CO (Sports Network) - Mike Fitzgerald scored a career-high 30 points as the Air Force Falcons defeated the Nevada Wolf Pack, 78-65, in Mountain West Conference action at Clune Arena.

Fitzgerald shot 9-of-10 from the floor and added eight rebounds in the Air Force (9-4, 1-0 MWC) victory. Todd Fletcher and Taylor Broekhuis chipped in 18 and 10 points, respectively, as the Falcons snapped a two-game losing streak.

For the Wolf Pack (9-6, 0-1), Deonte Burton scored 21 points, while Devonte Elliott netted 12 points off the bench. Nevada has now lost back-to-back games after winning its previous five.

A 9-0 run midway through the first half helped Nevada earn a 33-30 advantage at the break.

Air Force took control after intermission by shooting 14-of-25 from the field, including 7-of-9 from 3-point range.

The Falcons shot a stellar 20-of-23 from the free throw line in the triumph.

Game Notes

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If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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