Scores

Final

Nevada 65

(9-6, 0-1 MW)

Air Force 78

(9-4, 1-0 MW)

9:00 PM ET, January 9, 2013

Clune Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado

1 2 T
NEV 33 3265
AFA 30 4878

Top Performers

Nevada: D. Burton 21 Pts, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Air Force: M. Fitzgerald 30 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Stl

Air Force 78, Nevada 65

Associated Press

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Mike Fitzgerald scored a career-high 30 points, making four of Air Force's 10 3-pointers, and the Falcons defeated Nevada 78-65 Wednesday night in the Mountain West Conference opener for both schools.

Fitzgerald, whose previous career best was 19 points, scored 23 in the second half on Wednesday, when Air Force (9-4) opened up a 20-point lead after trailing by three at halftime. Fitzgerald was 9 of 10 from the field, made all eight of his free-throw tries and led AFA with eight rebounds.

Todd Fletcher, who matched Fitzgerald with four 3-pointers, finished with 18 points and Taylor Broekhuis had 10 points and five assists.

Deonte Burton led the Wolf Pack (9-6) with 21 points. Devonte Elliott added 12 points for Nevada.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEV
AFA
Points 65 78
FG Made-Attempted 22-51 (.431) 24-46 (.522)
3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 10-17 (.588)
FT Made-Attempted 15-19 (.789) 20-23 (.870)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 20

2012-13 Season

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