Falcons Play at BYU on Saturday
Game #22Air Force Falcons (18-3, 6-2) vs. BYU Cougars (13-6, 5-3)Saturday, Feb. 4, 20061 p.m. at Provo, UT
SiteMarriott Center (22,700), Provo, Utah
RadioThe Air Force Basketball Network. Locally on NewsRadio 740 KVOR in Colorado Springs and KLZ 560 AM (ESPN) in Denver and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Jim Arthur handles the play-by-play.
TelevisionRegionally on ESPN+Plus with Rich Waltz (play-by-play) and Irv Brown (analyst). The game can be seen in the Colorado Springs area on KWHS (Adelphia Channel 6), and in the Denver Metro area on KWHD-TV Channel 53.
Live StatsLive Stats for the game can be found at www.byucougars.com
Recent ResultsAir Force defeated Colorado State at home, 71-56, on Wednesday to improve to 18-3 overall and 6-2 in the MWC. The Falcons are still tied for second place in the conference standings with UNLV. BYU defeated New Mexico, 77-71, in Albuquerque on Wednesday to snap UNM's 21-game home win streak. The Cougars are 13-6 overall and 5-3 in the MWC.
CoachesAir Force is coached by Jeff Bzdelik (Illinois-Chicago, 1976), who is in his first season as head coach. Bzdelik returns to the college game after 15 seasons as a coach and scout in the NBA, most recently as head coach of the Denver Nuggets. Bzdelik has a collegiate career record of 43-34. BYU is coached by Dave Rose, who is in his first season at the school and as a collegiate head coach.
SeriesBYU leads the series, 42-12. Air Force defeated the Cougars, 75-59, earlier this season at Clune Arena. The Falcons have won three straight against BYU, including both games last season, 52-49 in Provo, and 70-39 at home. The win in Provo was the first since Jan. 24, 1989.