Boisest 37 43 80
Airforce 47 44 91
Date of game: 1/19/2013

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

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

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.

Niners place rookie LB Borland on IR

San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland will miss the final two games of the season because of an ankle injury.

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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