Michael Lyons poured in a game-high 27 points to go with four steals as Air Force knocked off 13th-ranked San Diego State, 58-56, on Saturday.
Max Yon finished with 10 points, while Mike Fitzgerald totaled seven points and seven rebounds for the Falcons (13-11, 3-7 MWC), who improved to 2-1 under new head coach Dave Pilipovich and have won two straight since dropping seven in a row.
Chase Tapley paced the Aztecs (20-6, 6-4) with 17 points and nine rebounds, while Tim Shelton contributed a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Xavier Thames added nine points and five assists for San Diego State, which has dropped three straight with four games remaining. San Diego St. clearly missed Jamaal Franklin, as the Aztecs shot just 34.6% from the field as a team.
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