Air Force to Host Austin Peay in First Round of 2007 NIT
March 11, 2007
The Air Force Falcons will host the Austin Peay Governors in the first round of the 2007 Mastercard National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday, March 14. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. (MT) at Clune Arena. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN2.
The Falcons are the No. 1 seed in the West Region of the 32-team tournament. Air Force finished the 2006-07 regular season with a 23-8 record and tied San Diego State for third place in the Mountain West Conference with a 10-6 record. The Falcons lost to Wyoming, 67-62, in the quarterfinals of the MWC Championships last Thursday in Las Vegas, Nev.
Austin Peay enters the NIT with a 21-11 overall record. The Governors, who won the Ohio Valley Conference regular season title with a 16-4 record, lost to Eastern Kentucky, 63-62, in the conference tournament final on March 3.
The winner of the Air Force - Austin Peay game will face the winner of the Georgia - Fresno State game on Monday, March 19. If Air Force defeats Austin peay, the game will be played at Clune Arena.
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