Falcons Play Regular-Season Finale at Colorado State
Game #29Air Force Falcons (23-5, 11-4) vs. Colorado State Rams (15-13, 4-11)Saturday, March 4, 20061 p.m. at Fort Collins, CO
SiteMoby Arena (8,745), Fort Collins, Colo.
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.
Live StatsLive Stats for the game can be found at www.csurams.com
Recent ResultsAir Force defeated UNLV, 68-55, at Clune Arena on Saturday to improve to 23-5 overall and 11-4 in the MWC. The Falcons are alone in second place in the conference standings. Colorado State lost at BYU, 77-69, on Wednesday. The Rams are 15-13 overall and 4-11 in the MWC. They are in eighth place in the league.
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 48-36. Colorado State is coached by Dale Layer (Eckerd College, 1980), who is in his sixth season with the Rams. He is 85-91 at the school and has a 252-178 career record in 14+ seasons.
SeriesColorado State leads the all-time series, 61-24. Air Force defeated the Rams, 71-56, earlier this season at Clune Arena. The Falcons swept Colorado State last season, capturing a 58-53 decision at Clune Arena, then winning 59-47 in Fort Collins. The Falcons have won six of the last seven meetings.