Scores

Final

Air Force 56

(17-13, 8-8 MW)

UNLV 72

(24-8, 10-6 MW)

Coverage: CCSN

3:00 PM ET, March 13, 2013

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

1 2 T
AFA 20 3656
UNLV 33 3972

Top Performers

Air Force: K. Green 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast

UNLV: A. Bennett 23 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

UNLV 72, Air Force 56

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Anthony Bennett scored 23 points and UNLV defeated Air Force 72-56 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference on Wednesday.

The third-seeded Rebels (24-8) will play Colorado State in Friday's semifinals. The second-seeded Rams beat Fresno State 67-61.

UNLV shot 51 percent, with Bennett making 10 of his 14 shots. He also grabbed seven rebounds.

Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 12 points and Anthony Marshall scored 11 for UNLV. Mike Moser had nine points and 10 rebounds.

Air Force's Michael Lyons, the Mountain West's leading scorer, was carried off the floor with an apparent knee injury with 18:24 left in the first half and did not return. The Falcons had trouble scoring without Lyons, not reaching double figures until Kyle Green's 3-pointer cut UNLV's lead to 21-10 with 7 minutes left in the first half.

Green and Marek Olesinski led the Falcons (17-13) with 13 points. Cameron Michael scored 11.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Team Stat Comparison

 
AFA
UNLV
Points 56 72
FG Made-Attempted 22-53 (.415) 30-59 (.508)
3P Made-Attempted 11-29 (.379) 8-24 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 1-2 (.500) 4-8 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 22

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 12, 2013 @UNLV 76, AFA 71Recap
Feb 13, 2013 @AFA 71, UNLV 56Recap
» Mar 13, 2013 @UNLV 72, AFA 56Recap