Postgame - BYU vs. Air Force

Senior Mike Hall scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including three treys, while recording a career-high three blocks Saturday in BYU's 52-49 loss to Air Force. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

POSTGAME NOTES

- BYU's starting lineup was the 14th different starting lineup in 19 games.

- BYU did not score a basket until 15:39 left in the first half.

- With BYU trailing 20-10 in the first half, the Cougars held Air Force scoreless for 8:32 while going on an 11-0 run and taking the lead at 21-20.

- Mike Hall posted a career high in blocks with three. He knocked down three treys, his first game with more than two threes since hitting a career-best five triples at Weber State on Dec. 23.

- Keena Young recorded his first double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. His 14 points ties his career high while his 11 rebounds is a new career best. Young now has 110 rebounds as a Cougar to average a team-leading 5.8 boards per game.

- Air Force had 12 steals, which equals the second most by a BYU opponent this season.

- The Cougars shot 3-for-8 (.375) from the free-throw line, their lowest percentage of the season. The last time BYU made less than 50 percent from the line was 12/23/03 at Utah State (43.8%). BYU entered the game ranked ninth nationally with the top team free-throw percentage in the Mountain West Conference.

- BYU now has a 1-2 record this season when tied with their opponent at halftime.

POSTGAME QUOTES

BYU Coach Steve Cleveland:

- "My first response is this was a great college basketball game."

- "There's no time to feel sorry for ourselves, and there's no time to get distracted. We have to come back and find a way to beat New Mexico."

-"I couldn't be prouder of our effort, but I am disappointed with the loss."

-" Your mistakes our always magnified more when you lose than when you win"

Air Force Coach Chris Mooney:

-"I think this is a huge win. Last year we won in every building except here and at UNLV, so it's a huge win."

-" I recognize the importance of this game. With road wins few and far between, it was important for us to win this game."

-" When you get 12 steals, it means you're playing attentively in half-court defense."

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