Nov. 7, 2012
Air Force Falcons vs. Army Black Knights
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012
2 p.m. at Charleston, S.C.
First Round -- All-Military Classic
Location Charleston, S.C.
Arena McAlister Field House
Network Air Force / IMG Radio Network
Station AM 1300 KCSF, Colo. Spgs.
Play-by-Play Matt Pauley
Dave Pilipovich (Thiel College, 1978)
Air Force 2-6, First Full Season
Zach Spiker (Ithaca, 2000)
Army 37-52, Fourth Season
Overall Series tied 2-2
Neutral Site Series tied 1-1
First Game Jan. 29, 1977
Result Army won 68-49
Last Game Nov. 11, 2011
Result Air Force won, 87-71
Current Streak Air Force - 1
Falcons Open With Second Annual All-Military Classic
The Air Force men's basketball team opens its 2012-13 season with the second annual All-Military Classic, Nov. 10-11 at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. The Falcons will play service-academy rival Army on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. (ET), followed by VMI and Citadel at 4 p.m. The third-place game is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, followed by the championship game.
This is the second of the four-year deal for the tournament, with each school hosting once. Air Force hosted the first tournament last season, VMI will host in `13 and Army in `14. The tournament will be played each year during Veteran's Day weekend.
Air Force won the title last year, defeating VMI 75-65 in the final.
All-Military Classic Schedule (All Times Eastern)
Saturday, Nov. 10
Air Force vs. Army, 2 p.m.
Citadel vs. VMI, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 11
Third-Place Game, 2 p.m.
Championship Game, 4 p.m.
This season marks the 57th year of varsity basketball for Air Force. This is Air Force's 14th season in the Mountain West. AFA was a member of the Western Athletic Conference for 19 years before joining the MW in 1999.
Air Force is 26-30 all-time in season openers. The Falcons are 20-8 at home and 6-22 on the road (including neutral games). Last season, the Falcons opened with an 87-71 victory over Army at home in the first round of the All-Military Classic. Air Force has won its last nine season openers and 11 home openers.
Following the All-Military Classic, the Falcons will play their 2012-13 home opener against Western State on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.