March 22, 2013
Air Force Falcons vs. Weber State Wildcats
Saturday, March 23, 2013
7 p.m. at Ogden, Utah
Second Round - CollegeInsider.com Tourney
Location Ogden, Utah
Arena Dee Events Center
Network Air Force / IMG Sports Network
Station AM 740 KVOR, Colo. Spgs.
Play-by-Play Jim Arthur
Analyst Matt Pauley
Online Streaming watchcollegeinsider.com
Dave Pilipovich (Thiel College, 1986)
Air Force 20-19, First Full Season
Randy Rahe (Buena Vista, 1982)
Weber State 147-74, Seventh Season
Overall Series Tied 1-1
at Ogden Weber State leads 1-0
First Game Dec. 10, 1974
Result Air Force won 56-49
Last Game Feb. 16, 1976
Result Weber State won 82-67
Current Streak Weber State - 1
Falcons Play at Weber State in CIT Second Round
The Air Force Falcons (18-13) will play the Weber State Wildcats (27-6) in the second round of the 2013 CollegeInsider.com Tournament on Saturday, March 23. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Dee Events Center in Ogden, Utah.
Air Force defeated Hawai’i 69-65 in the first round of the CIT in Honolulu last Wednesday, while Weber State routed Cal Poly 85-43 in its first-round matchup on Wednesday in Ogden.
This will be the 3rd meeting between Air Force and Hawai’i on the basketball court, with the series tied 1-all. Weber State defeated Air Force, 82-67, in Ogden on Feb. 16, 1976 in the last meeting.
Seventh Postseason Appearance Ever
This is Air Force’s seventh postseason appearance and first since advancing to the second round of the CIT in 2011. The Falcons defeated North Dakota 77-67 at Clune Arena in the first round before losing at Santa Clara 88-75. Air Force, 4-6 in postseason history, advanced to the NIT semifinals in 2007, winning three straight home games before falling to Clemson, 68-67, in the semis at Madison Square Garden.
AFA, 0-4 in the NCAA Tournament, lost 78-69 to Illinois in the first round of the 2006 tourney and fell to North Carolina in the first round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament, 63-52. That was Air Force’s first appearance in the “Big Dance” since 1962, when the Falcons lost in the first round, 68-66, to Texas Tech. Their other appearance in the NCAA tournament was in 1960, losing in the first round to DePaul, 69-63. Air Force played in the Preseason NIT in 1989-90.
First Road Postseason Victory Ever
Air Force posted its first-ever postseason win on the road Wednesday at Hawai’i. The Falcons are now 1-1 in postseason road games, the other game an 88-75 loss at Santa Clara in the second round of the 2011 CIT.
18 Wins Ties Fourth-Most in Program History
With its win over Hawai’i on Wednesday, Air Force posted its 18th victory of the season, tying the fourth-most wins in one season in the 57-year history of the program. Air Force had 26 wins in 2006-07, 24 in ‘05-06, 22 in ‘03-04 and 18 in ‘04-05. This is also the sixth season in program history with at least eight conference wins (8-8 in Mountain West).