Feb. 16, 2007
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#17/14 Air Force Falcons (22-4, 9-3 MWC) vs. Colorado State Rams (15-9, 5-7 MWC)
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007
Clune Arena (5,858), USAFA, Colo.
The Air Force Basketball Network. Locally on NewsRadio 740 KVOR in Colorado Springs and KYOL 1510 AM in Denver. KVOR's Jim Arthur handles the play-by-play.
the mtn. James Bates (play-by-play) and Blaine Fowler (analyst) call the action.
Air Force defeated Utah, 69-43, Wednesday at Clune Arena. Colorado State downed TCU, 82-66, on Tuesday in Fort Collins, Colo.
Air Force is coached by Jeff Bzdelik (Illinois-Chicago, 1976), who is in his second season as head coach. Bzdelik returned to the college game last year 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 71-42, including a 46-11 mark at Air Force. Bzdelik was the head coach at UMBC for two years from 1986-88.
Colorado State is coached by Dale Layer (Eckerd College, 1980), who is in his seventh season with the Rams. He is 101-102 at the school and has a 268-189 career record in 15+ seasons.
CSU leads the all-time series, 61-26. Air Force defeated Colorado State, 81-75, earlier this season in Fort Collins in the MWC opener for each team. The Falcons have won five straight games against CSU.