Jan. 15, 2013
Air Force Falcons vs. Colorado State Rams
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013
7 p.m. at Fort Collins, Colo.
Air Force Game Notes
Location Fort Collins, Colo.
Arena Moby Arena
Network Air Force / IMG Radio Network
Station AM 740 KVOR, Colo. Spgs.
Play-by-Play Jim Arthur
Analyst Matt Pauley
Dave Pilipovich (Thiel College, 1986)
Air Force 11-11, First Full Season
Larry Eustachy (Long Beach State, 1979)
Colorado State 13-3, First Season
Overall 415-271, 22nd Season
Overall Colorado State leads 68-31
At Ft. Collins Colorado State leads 37-10
First Game Jan. 19, 1957
Result Air Force won 70-62
Last Game March 3, 2012
Result Colorado State won 75-65
Current Streak Colorado State - 2
Falcons Travel to Fort Collins to Face CSU on Wednesday
The Air Force men’s basketball team travels to Fort Collins, Colo., to take on the Colorado State Rams on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Tip-off at Moby Arena is scheduled for 7 p.m. (MT). Air Force fell to 9-5 and 1-1 in the Mountain West after dropping a 76-71 overtime decision to #24/19 UNLV Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev. Colorado State fell to 13-3 and 0-1 in the MW with a 79-72 loss in overtime at #16/15 San Diego State in its league opener on Saturday.
Air Force Still With Only Two Wins Against Ranked Teams
With its 76-71 overtime loss at #24/19 UNLV last Saturday, Air Force fell to 2-78 against ranked opponents in program history. It was the third ranked team Air Force lost to this season, including a 78-61 loss to #14/11 Florida on Dec. 29 and an 89-74 decision at 23rd-ranked Colorado on Nov. 25. The two victories in program history came against No. 21 UTEP (75-72) on Feb. 15, 1992 and No. 13 San Diego State (58-56) on Feb. 18, 2012.
Quite a Week for Mike Fitzgerald
Senior Mike Fitzgerald produced the best two-game stretch of his career last week, averaging 26 points and six rebounds per game. Fitzgerald poured in a career-high 30 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field and a perfect 8-of-8 from the line as Air Force defeated Nevada, 78-65, in the conference opener on Wednesday. He scored 23 points in the second half to help the Falcons rally from a 33-30 halftime deficit and lead by as many as 20 in the second half.
Fitzgerald was 4-of-5 from 3-point range and added game-highs of eight rebounds and three steals against the Wolf Pack. He became just the seventh player program history to score at least 30 points in a conference game and the first since Antoine Hood in 2003.
Fitzgerald then scored a team-high 22 points and grabbed four rebounds in AFA’s 76-71 overtime loss to #24/19 UNLV at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday. He was 5-of-10 from the field and 3-of-5 from three-point range. In addition, he was 9-of-10 from the line (both career highs) in a season-high 36 minutes.
Fitzgerald leads the Mountain West in scoring (26 ppg), field-goal percentage (14-20, 70%) and three-point percentage (7-10, 70%) in league games only and is No. 2 in free-throw percentage (17-18, 94.4%).
The Falcons return home to take on the Boise State Broncos on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Clune Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.