Recap: Air Force vs. Boise State
USAFA, CO (Sports Network) - Michael Lyons erupted for 37 points behind a 13- of-18 shooting effort from the floor, as the Air Force Falcons outlasted the Boise State Broncos, 91-80, in Mountain West Conference action from Clune Arena.
Mike Fitzgerald chipped in with 17 points and eight assists for the Falcons (10-6, 2-2 MWC).
Ryan Watkins tallied 24 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks for the Broncos (13-4, 1-2), who had a seven-game winning streak snapped by nationally-ranked New Mexico earlier this week. Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks added 19 and 17 points, respectively.
Both teams shot better than 50 percent from the floor in the first half. Boise State led by as many as seven at the 8:16 mark of the opening frame, but the Falcons closed out the half with a big spurt to take a 47-37 lead into the break.
The Falcons shot 56.7 percent from the floor and went 4-of-6 from the perimeter in the second half, and they led by as many as 22 with nine minutes to play.
The Broncos were simply unable to keep up the scoring pace, as Air Force shot 54.4 percent for the game and went 21-of-23 at the foul line.Game Notes