Feb. 14, 2014
Air Force Falcons vs. #5 San Diego State Aztecs
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
5:05 p.m. at San Diego, Calif.
CBS Sports Network
Location | San Diego, Calif.
Arena | Viejas Arena
Capacity | 12,414
Network | Air Force / IMG Radio Network
Station | AM 740 KVOR, Colo. Spgs.
Play-by-Play | Jim Arthur
Analyst | Matt Pauley
Network | CBS Sports Network
(DirecTV - 221; Dish - 158; Comcast - 170 or 846)
Play-by-Play | Brad Johansen
Analysts | Doug Gottlieb, Jarron Collins
Sideline | Lauren Gardner
Gametracker | goairforcefalcons.com
Dave Pilipovich (Thiel College, 1986)
Air Force | 30-33, Third Season
Overall | Same
Steve Fisher (Illinois State, 1967)
San Diego State | 302-173, 15th Season
Overall | 486-255, 23rd Season
Overall | San Diego State leads 49-22
At San Diego | San Diego State leads 26-6
First Game | Dec. 8, 1973
Result | San Diego State won 68-67
Last Game | Jan. 12, 2014
Result | San Diego State won 79-72
Current Streak | San Diego State - 2
Falcons Play at No. 5 San Diego State on Saturday
The Air Force men's basketball team stays in California to face the 5th-ranked San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday, Feb. 15. Tip-off at Viejas Arena in San Diego is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. (PT). Air Force snapped its six-game losing streak and improved to 10-13 overall and 4-8 in the Mountain West after defeating San Jose State 51-48 in San Jose on Wednesday, while the Aztecs had their 20-game winning streak snapped and fell to 21-2 and 11-1 after losing to Wyoming 68-62 in Laramie on Wednesday.
Highest Ranked Opponent in Over Nine Years
No. 5 San Diego State is the highest ranked opponent Air Force has faced since playng No. 3 Georgia Tech on Dec. 11, 2004. The Falcons lost to the Yellow Jackets, 64-42, in Atlanta, Ga.
All-Time Series vs. San Diego State
San Diego State holds a 49-22 advantage, including a 26-6 mark in San Diego, against Air Force. SDSU has won the last eight meetings in San Diego since a 77-57 Air Force victory on Feb. 28, 2005. San Diego State defeated Air Force 79-72 earlier this season at Clune Arena on Jan. 12.
Air Force Looking for Fifth Win vs. Ranked Opponent
This will be Air Force's second game against a ranked opponent this season. The Falcons are 4-80 against ranked opponents in program history and three of those victories have come under Dave Pilipovich. The four victories came against No. 21 UTEP (75-72) on Feb. 15, 1992, No. 13/15 San Diego State (58-56) on Feb. 18, 2012, No. 22/20 San Diego State (70-67) on Feb. 2, 2013 and No. 12/11 New Mexico (89-88) on March 9, 2013. All four victories have been at Clune Arena.
Coggins, Olesinski Join Career 3-Point Pct. List
Sophomore Tre' Coggins attempted his 150th career 3-pointer on Feb. 8 against Colorado State, making him eligible for the school's career 3-point percentage list. He is currently No. 7 on the list at 40.1% (65-162). Junior Marek Olesinski joined the list on Jan. 22 against Wyoming and is No. 5 at 40.4% (76-188).
The Falcons return home to face the Nevada Wolf Pack at Clune Arena on Saturday, Feb. 22. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.