Falcons Host UNLV on Saturday

    Junior Kamryn Williams
    Junior Kamryn Williams

    Feb. 28, 2014

    GAME #27
    Air Force Falcons vs. UNLV Runnin’ Rebels
    Saturday, March 1, 2014
    2:02 p.m. at USAFA, Colo.
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    SITE
    Location | USAFA, Colo.
    Arena | Clune Arena
    Capacity | 5,843

    RADIO
    Network | Air Force / IMG Radio Network
    Station | AM 740 KVOR, Colo. Spgs.
    Play-by-Play | Jim Arthur
    Analyst | Matt Pauley

    TELEVISION
    Network | ESPN3
    Play-by-Play | Ari Wolfe
    Analyst | Blaine Fowler

    LIVE STATS
    Gametracker | goairforcefalcons.com

    COACHES
    Dave Pilipovich (Thiel College, 1986)
      Air Force | 31-35, Third Season
      Overall | Same

    Dave Rice (UNLV, 1991)
      UNLV | 68-27, Third Season
      Overall | Same

    ALL-TIME SERIES
    Overall | UNLV leads 30-10
      at USAFA | UNLV leads 10-8

    First Game | Jan. 10, 1981
      Result | Air Force won 51-50

    Last Game | Jan. 4, 2014
      Result | Air Force won 75-68

    Current Streak | Air Force - 1

    Falcons Host UNLV on Saturday
     The Air Force men’s basketball team returns home to face the UNLV Runnin Rebels on Saturday, March 1. Tip-off at Clune Arena is scheduled for 2:02 p.m. Air Force improved to 11-15 overall and 5-10 in the Mountain West after defeating Wyoming 55-53 in Laramie on Tuesday, while the Rebels improved to 18-10 and 9-6 after beating Colorado State 78-70 Wednesday in Las Vegas. Air Force downed UNLV 75-68 on Jan. 4 in Las Vegas for just its second win ever at UNLV.

    All-Time Series vs. UNLV
     UNLV holds a 30-10 advantage, including a 10-8 mark at Clune Arena, against Air Force. The Rebels won two of the three meetings last season, winning 76-71 in overtime on Jan. 12 and 72-56 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Championships on March 13, both in Las Vegas. Air Force won the meeting at the Academy, 71-56, on Feb. 13.

    Five League Wins, Pretty Rare ...
     Following is victory at Wyoming on Tuesday, Air Force is now 5-10 in conference play, just the 10th time with at least five league victories since joining a conference in 1980-81.

    ... Three League Road Wins, Even Rarer
     Tueday’s win was also AFA’s third conference road win this season, the most in one season since 2008 (3) and it ties the third-most in one season in program history. The Falcons have won at least three road league games just seven times since joining a conference in 1980-81.
     
    Nine Straight Under 60
     Air Force has scored less than 60 points in nine consecutive games, the most since  a 10-game streak late in the 2009-10 campaign. AFA also went 10 straight games under 60 points during the 1980-81 season.

    Fewest Assists in Over Two Years 
     Air Force’s six assists vs. Wyoming on Tuesday were the fewest in a game since dishing out six in a 62-60 loss at Drake on Dec. 3, 2011. They were also the fewest amount of assists in a victory since recording six in a 56-50 win over Drexel on Dec. 29, 1998.

    Falcons Win at UNLV For Just Second Time Ever
    Air Force’s 75-68 victory at UNLV on Jan. 4 was just the second win in 22 tries in Las Vegas. The only previous win over the Rebels at the Thomas & Mack Center came on Jan. 25, 2006 (52-50). It was also just the sixth road conference win for Air Force since the 2007-08 season.

    Up Next
     The Falcons travel to Albuquerque to face 25th-ranked New Mexico on Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m.


     

     

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