March 4, 2011
Game Notes in PDF Format
Air Force Falcons (15-13, 6-9 MWC) vs. New Mexico Lobos (19-11, 7-8 MWC)
Saturday, March 5, 2011
4 p.m. at Albuquerque, NM (The Mtn.)
Location Albuquerque, N.M..
Arena The Pit
Network Air Force Basketball Network
Station AM 740 KVOR, Colo. Spgs.
Play-by-Play Jim Arthur
Analyst Matt Pauley
Network The Mtn.
Play-by-Play Rich Cellini
Analyst Andrea Lloyd
Jeff Reynolds (UNC-Greensboro, 1978)
Air Force 51-69, Fourth Season
Overall 132-103, Eighth Season
Steve Alford (Indiana, 1987)
New Mexico 95-37, Fourth Season
Overall 403-220, 20th Season
Overall New Mexico leads 49-18
At Albuquerque New Mexico leads 28-4
First Game Dec. 7, 1957
Result Air Force won 68-50
Last Game Feb. 1, 2011
Result New Mexico won 75-61
Current Streak New Mexico - 8
Falcons Play at UNM in Regular-Season Finale
The Air Force Falcons (15-13, 6-9 MWC) play their final game of the regular season on Saturday, March 5 against the New Mexico Lobos (7-8 MWC) at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M. beginning at 4 p.m. The game will be broadcast locally on AM 740 KVOR and televised nationally on The Mtn. The Falcons are coming off a 70-65 victory over TCU on Wednesday, while the Lobos defeated #3 BYU, 82-64, in Provo, Utah.
Air Force Clinches Winning Regular-Season vs. TCU
Sophomore Michael Lyons broke a 65-65 tie with two free throws with 38.5 seconds remaining to propel the Falcons (15-13, 6-9 Mountain West) to a 70-65 come-from-behind victory over Texas Christian Wednesday night. Lyons, who left the game briefly in the second half after a hard fall, finished with a team-high 20 points to send TCU (10-21, 1-15) to its 13th consecutive defeat.
The victory sealed a winning regular season for Air Force, its first since going 16-14 in 2007-08, Jeff Reynolds’ first season as head coach.
The Falcons are currently tied for sixth place with Utah in the Mountain West Conference and can finish anywhere from fifth to seventh. Here are the scenarios involving Air Force, Utah and New Mexico (currently fifth). Utah hosts UNLV on Saturday.
Air Force W, Utah W = AFA 5, Utah 6, UNM 7
Air Force W, Utah L = UNM5, AFA 6, Utah 7
Air Force L, Utah W = UNM 5, Utah 6, AFA 7
Air Force L, Utah L = UNM 5, AFA 6, Utah 7
The Falcons travel to Las Vegas, Nev. for the 2011 Conoco Mountain West Conference Championships beginning on Thursday, March 10.