Boise State beats Air Force 72-61 for 1st MWC win

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AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- Joe Hanstad's 19 points and Anthony Drmic's double-double led Boise State past Air Force 72-61 on Saturday night for the Broncos' first win in the Mountain West Conference.

Drmic had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Broncos (11-12, 1-7) as Boise State handed interim Falcons coach Dave Pilipovich a loss in his debut following Jeff Reynolds' ouster on Wednesday.

Michael Lyons led Air Force with 24 points but couldn't prevent the Falcons (11-11, 1-7) from losing their seventh straight game since beating Boise State on the road Jan. 14.

Air Force athletic director Hans Meuh said Reynolds was overbearing and he wanted the Falcons to enjoy the game once again. But they didn't have much fun watching the Broncos outshoot them from the floor and the free-throw line.