No. 24 Colorado State vs. Air Force final score: Rams move into temporary Mountain West lead

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Lyons' career-high 45 points weren't enough for Air Force.

The No. 24 Colorado State Rams got double-figures scoring from all five of its starters, and it spelled a 89-86 road win over the Air Force Falcons on Saturday.

Dorian Green led the Rams with 22 points, and Pierce Hornung -- who, despite being 6'5, is No. 14 in the country in offensive rebounding percentage according to KenPom.com -- had the game's only double-double with 13 points and 15 boards, six of which were off the offensive glass. He also led Colorado State with four assists.

The Rams improved to 21-4 on the season in Larry Eustachy's first season on the sideline, and their record in the Mountain West Conference improved to 8-2. Their 8-2 record moved them into a temporary tie for first place in the league standings; the No. 19 New Mexico Lobos don't play until 9 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Air Force's Michael Lyons, the Mountain West's leading scorer, torched Colorado State for a career-best 45 points on 17-of-25 shooting.

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