AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Michael Lyons scored a career-high 37 points, leading Air Force to a 91-80 victory over Boise State on Saturday.
Lyons hit 13 of 18 shots -- including 3 of 5 3-pointers -- and was 8 for 8 at the free-throw line for the Falcons (10-6, 2-2 Mountain West). He had been averaging 17.7 points per game this season.
It was the most points scored in a game by an Air Force player since Jarmica Reese scored 40 vs. UNLV on Jan. 10, 1998.
Mike Fitzgerald added 17 points and eight assists for the Falcons.
Air Force trailed 27-20 before Lyons scored seven points during an 8-1 run to tie it at 28. The Falcons closed the first half on a 17-4 run to go on top 47-37 and extended that lead to as many as 22 points in the second half.
With a trio a top recruits from Philadelphia, the Penn State basketball program is primed to finally turn a corner.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.