Boxscore
Air Force 58, San Diego St. 56
Saturday, February 18, 2012 4:00 PM
Location - Clune Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Officials - Kevin Brill, Dan Chrisman, Eric Curry
Attendance - 2483

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
San Diego St. 29 27 56
Air Force 29 29 58

Recap


AIR FORCE 58, SAN DIEGO STATE 56:
Michael Lyons scored 27 points, including six three-pointers, and host Air Force beat 15th-ranked San Diego State for its biggest upset in program history.
 
Lyons hit three three-pointers in a three-minute span late in the game to give Air Force (13-11, 3-7 Mountain West) its first win over a ranked opponent since the Falcons beat 21st-ranked UTEP in 1992.
 
Air Force won for just the second time in 76 games against a ranked opponent, while San Diego State (20-6, 6-4 Mountain West) has lost three straight games for the first time in four years.
 
Playing without injured leading scorer and rebounder Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State made just 18-of-52 (34.6 percent) from the field and three-of-16 (18.8 percent) from three-point range.
 
Trailing by seven with two minutes to go, the Aztecs closed the gap to one with 20 seconds left on Tim Shelton’s layup. After Todd Fletcher made one of two free throws, the Aztecs’ Xavier Thames missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.
 
Chase Tapley had 17 points and nine boards for San Diego State, which entered the game tied for second place in the Mountain West.
 
After Garrett Green scored with 18:17 left in the second half, the Aztecs went the next 11 minutes without a field goal. The loss snapped the Aztecs’ eight-game winning streak against the Falcons, who won despite being outrebounded 47-24.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Green grabbed 10 rebounds before leaving the game early in the second half with a right ankle injury… The Falcons improved to 2-1 under interim coach Dave Pilipovich, who took over when Jeff Reynolds was fired last week… The game was delayed briefly at the start of the second half when game officials were forced to install temporary shot clocks… Lyons is 16-of-24 from three-point range in his last three games... The Aztecs lost to an unranked opponent for just the third time in their last 63 games.

San Diego St. Aztecs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tim Shelton 31:00 5-10 0-0 3-8 4 7 11 2 3 0 1 0 13
Garrett Green 18:00 2-5 0-0 1-2 5 5 10 1 2 0 2 0 5
James Rahon 34:00 1-8 0-5 0-0 2 2 4 0 4 0 3 0 2
Chase Tapley 37:00 6-12 3-6 2-3 2 7 9 1 2 1 4 0 17
Xavier Thames 36:00 2-7 0-2 5-6 0 3 3 5 4 0 3 0 9
DeShawn Stephens 12:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 0 1 0 2 0 2
Alec Williams 15:00 1-3 0-1 2-2 0 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 4
Narbeh Ebrahimian 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
LaBradford Franklin 15:00 0-3 0-2 4-4 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 4
TOTAL 200 18-52 3-16 17-25 16 31 47 10 21 3 16 0 56
  34.6% 18.8% 68.0% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 16

Air Force Falcons

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Michael Lyons 38:00 9-19 6-10 3-4 0 2 2 0 1 4 0 0 27
Taylor Broekhuis 25:00 1-3 1-2 0-0 1 3 4 0 2 0 2 3 3
Mike Fitzgerald 30:00 3-7 0-3 1-1 1 6 7 2 4 0 0 0 7
Todd Fletcher 34:00 1-5 1-4 3-4 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 0 6
Kamryn Williams 14:00 0-3 0-2 2-2 0 1 1 3 1 1 2 0 2
Colt Barnhill 11:00 0-1 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 2
Chase Kammerer 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Shawn Hempsey 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyle Green 12:00 0-4 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 0
Max Yon 20:00 2-4 0-2 6-7 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 10
Justin Hammonds 6:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
DeLovell Earls 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Adam Brakeville 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Carter 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marek Olesinski 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 16-46 8-26 18-22 3 21 24 10 16 8 8 4 58
  34.8% 30.8% 81.8% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 8
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