Falcons snap six-game streak to Aztecs with 60-57 win
Zach Kocur scores a season-best 22 points to lead Air Force
Five players recorded double-digit points in loss to the Rebels.
Jacob Van led Air force with 18 points.
Hayden Graham Scores 14 points to lead the Air Force offense
Photos from Air Force @ San Diego State on March 1, 2017.
Feb. 11, 2017
USATSI Gallery - Air Force @ Fresno State
USATSI Gallery - San Jose State @ Air Force
The Falcons defeat Air Force, on January 11, 2017.
Third on the team in scoring (10.6) and first in assists (93) … second in the MW in free throw percentage (83.6) and 10th in assists (2.8) … 18 points and two assists vs. Wyoming in MW tournament, hit 10-10 free throws … 10 points and a team-best four assists vs. UNLV, hit 2-3 threes and 4-4 free throws … 12 points, five rebounds and a team-best four assists at San Jose State … 17 points, six rebounds and four assists in a career-best 43 minutes at UNLV … team-high 17 points and two assists at Nevada...hit 8-8 free throws … 14 points and three rebounds vs. Fresno State, hit 4-4 free throws in the final minutes to help seal win … team-high 16 points and four rebounds vs. Utah State, hit 3-4 free throws in final 17 seconds … 13 points vs. UC Davis, tied season high with three threes, one to end first half to give AF lead for good … team-high 17 points, three rebounds and two assists vs. Akron … team-best 17 points and a career-best seven rebounds vs. FAMU … season-high 23 points and career-high eight assists vs. Jacksonville, hit 7-9 FGs, 3-3 threes, 6-6 FTs … the 23 points were second-most by a Falcon this season while the eight assists are the most … ranks sixth in Air Force history in career 3-point field goal percentage with 40.2 mark.
Played in 28 games, starting eight overall and the last seven straight ... averaged 19.4 points to lead the team the last seven games as a starter, scored in double figures in each ... hit 50.5 pct (48-95) from field, 43.8 pct (14-32) from 3-point land, led team in scoring in five games ... career-high 37 points, five rebounds, two steals in career-most 43 minutes vs. UNLV in MW tournament ... his 37 points tie as the 11th most in AF history and are the most since 2013 ... team-best 18 points and career-best five rebounds in 38 minutes at Colorado State ... 10 points and a career-high five steals vs. Utah State ... his five steals are the most by a Falcon since 2013 and most in a conference game since 2008 ... named Madness Mountain West player of the week for Feb. 22 in action vs. UNLV and New Mexico ... 22 points and five rebounds in 37 minutes vs. New Mexico ... hit 7-14 field goals and matched career-high with three made 3-pointers ... team and then-career-high 21 points and three rebounds in 27 minutes vs. UNLV ... also matched a career best with three 3-pointers vs. UNLV ... one of two AF players (Hayden Graham) with back-to-back 20-plus-point games on the year ... then-career-high 17 points and career highs of four assists and 32 minutes at San Diego State ... tied for the team lead in scoring for the first time in his career in SDSU game, hit 8-13 field goals ... first-career start vs. Colorado State, two rebounds and one assist in 11 minutes ... averaged 6.0 points and 11.5 minutes in games vs. Johnson & Wales and Western State ... scored four points and had a career-high two steals in 11 minutes vs. Western State ... eight points and two made 3-pointers in career-best 12 minutes vs. JWU.
Played in seven games ... played two minutes at Boise State ... two points in two minutes vs. San Jose State in his first-career conference game ... one point, a rebound and an assist vs. UAPB ... scoreless with one steal in three minutes vs. Grambling ... scored three points and had two rebounds and an assist vs. Western State ... played in his first-career game vs. Colorado Christian.
Before Air Force
Three-year letterwinner in basketball … first-team all-region selection as a senior … two-time first-team all-district pick … high school basketball coach was Donte Wilson.
Parents are John and Sarah Van … has one sister and one brother … majoring in management ... was on the leadership cadre during survival training last summer … also assisted with Basic Cadet Training last summer …
completed Operations Air Force at Buckley Air Force Base in the summer of 2016 ... also worked on the cadet leadership team during survival training ... completed a course in chemistry in the summer of 2015 ... also completed survival training ... active in his squadron as the athletics officer and assistant flight commander ... hobbies include reading and playing video games … member of the dean’s list and athletics list in 2016 … member of cadet squadron 11.