BOISE, Idaho -- Mike Fitzgerald scored 16 points and Taylor Broekhuis had 15 points and 10 rebounds to help Air Force to a 74-59 victory over Boise State on Saturday in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams.
Todd Fletcher scored 13 points and Taylor Stewart added 12 for the Falcons (11-4, 1-0 Mountain West), who won their fifth consecutive contest.
Jeff Elorriaga scored 12 points on four 3-pointers for Boise State (10-6, 0-1), which has lost five of seven games.
The Falcons played without leading scorer Michael Lyons (ankle) for the sixth consecutive game.
Air Force led 53-40 with 10:48 left after Kamryn Williams scored five points in 20 seconds on a 3 pointer and a fast-break layup.
The Falcons' lead topped out at 63-48 with 6:25 to play.
The loss was the first in 10 home games this season for Boise State, which was making its Mountain West debut.