Feb. 12, 2013
Air Force Falcons vs. UNLV Runnin Rebels
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013
7 p.m. at Clune Arena
Time Warner Cable Sports Net
Location USAFA, Colo.
Arena Clune Arena
Network Air Force / IMG Sports Network
Station AM 740 KVOR, Colo. Spgs.
Play-by-Play Jim Arthur
Analyst Matt Pauley
Network Time Warner Cable Sports Net
Play-by-Play Ari Wolfe
Analyst Dave Bollwinkel
Dave Pilipovich (Thiel College, 1986)
Air Force 16-14, First Full Season
Dave Rice (UNLV, 1991)
UNLV 44-15, Second Season
Overall UNLV leads 29-8
at USAFA UNLV leads 10-7
First Game Jan. 10, 1981
Result Air Force won 51-50
Last Game Jan. 12, 2013
Result UNLV won 76-71 (ot)
Current Streak UNLV - 11
Falcons Host UNLV on Wednesday
The Air Force men's basketball team returns home for the first of two straight games at Clune Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 13 against the UNLV Runnin Rebels. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m., and the game will be televised on Time Warner Cable Sports Net. Air Force fell to 14-8 and 5-4 in the Mountain West after losing 74-69 to Nevada on Saturday in Reno, Nev. UNLV improved to 18-6 overall and 5-4 in the league following a 64-55 victory over #15/16 New Mexico at home on Saturday. The Falcons and Rebels are tied for fourth place in the Mountain West standings. UNLV defeated Air Force, 76-71 in overtime, on Jan. 12 in Las Vegas.
5-4 Ties Fifth-Best Start Ever in League Play
Air Force's 5-4 record in the Mountain West ties the fifth-best start ever in program history after nine league games. The Falcons have been 8-1 once in the past (2003-04), 7-2 once (2006-07), 6-3 twice (2004-05 and `05-06) and this is the second time at 5-4 (1988-89).
Five League Wins a Rarity
With its 70-67 victory over San Diego State on Feb. 2, this is just the ninth season since Air Force joined a conference in 1980-81 that it has won at least five conference games.
Air Force Gets Third Win Ever Against Ranked Teams
With its 70-67 victory over #22/20 San Diego State on Feb. 2, Air Force improved to 3-78 against ranked opponents in program history. Air Force has faced five ranked teams this season, including the 81-58 loss to #15/16 New Mexico on Wednesday. The two previous 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.
All Eight Losses to Winning Teams
The eight teams that have defeated Air Force this season have a combined 138-50 record (.734 winning percentage). New Mexico is 20-4, Wichita State is 20-5, Florida is 19-3, Colorado State is 19-4, UNLV is 18-6, Colorado is 16-7, Richmond is 14-10 and Nevada is 12-11. New Mexico, Colorado, Florida, UNLV and Wichita State have all been in the Top 25 this season.
Michael Lyons Moves Into Tie For No. 5 Spot on Scoring List
Senior Michael Lyons moved into a tie for fifth place on Air Force's career scoring list with 10 points against Nevada on Saturday. He became the 23rd player in Air Force history to reach the 1,000-point plateau against Army in the season opener. Lyons, who entered the season with 997 career points, sank a three-pointer 2:16 into the game to join the prestigious club. The last Falcon to join the 1,000-point club was Matt McCraw in 2007. Lyons has 1,385 career points.
The Falcons host 24th-ranked Colorado State on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Clune Arena beginning at 2 p.m. The game will be televised by Altitude Sports. CSU beat Air Force, 79-40, on Jan. 16 in Fort Collins.