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MBK: Falcons Hold Off TCU on Senior Night


March 2nd, 2011

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Michael Lyons scored 20 points and Air Force hit five free throws in the final 38.5 seconds for a 70-65 come-from-behind victory over Texas Christian on Wednesday night.

After trailing 34-27 at the break, Air Force (15-13, 6-9 Mountain West) opened the second half with a 16-3 run. TCU's lead evaporated after the Horned Frogs (10-21, 1-15) went 5:47 without a basket early in the second half.

TCU hit four 3-pointers to battle back and tie the game at 52-52 at the 7:47 mark, but Air Force responded with a 13-3 run to build a 10-point lead with 3:30 remaining.

TCU would not go away, tying the game at 65-65 with 1:03 remaining on a layup by Hank Thorns.

The Falcons then scored the next five points from the free throw line to seal the win.

Greg Hill led TCU with a game-high 23 points.