Air Force MBB hosts Texas State

Nov. 8, 2017

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Air Force vs. Texas State

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m. MT, Clune Arena (5,843)

 

BROADCAST INFORMATION

Television:.... ESPN3

                        Trey Bender (play-by-play), Richie Schueler (analyst)

Radio:............ KVOR AM 740

                        Jim Arthur (play-by-play), Jonathan Schillace (analyst)

 

THE BREAKDOWN

Quick Facts            Air Force                               Texas State

Record:................. 0-0                                          0-0

Conf. Record:....... 0-0                                          0-0

Streak:.................. L1                                           L 1

Last Game:........... Season Opener                    Season Opener

Next Game:......... vs. Canisius (11/14)             vs. UTSA (11/15)

Conference:......... Mountain West                    Sun Belt

Nickname:............ Falcons                                  Bobcats

Location:............... Colorado Springs, CO          San Marcos, TX

Website:............... GoAirForceFalcons.com     TXStateBobcats.com

 

THE COACHES

Head Coach.......... Dave Pilipovich...................................... Danny Kaspar

Alma Mater.......... Thiel College, 1986....................... North Texas, 1978

School Record...... 72-94 (6th season)...................... 59-70 (5th season)

Career Record..... Same...................................... 305-2-11 (18th season)

 

THE SERIES

Overall..................................................................................... First Meeting

 

NOTES

  • Air Force opens the season by hosting four home games as part of the Men Against Breast Cancer Showcase at the Academy. The Texas State game is the first of the showcase, followed by Air Force games vs. Canisius Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 5p.m., Arkansas-Pine Bluff Monday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. and Pacific on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.

 

TEXAS STATE SERIES

Air Force and Texas State are meeting for the first time.

 

A CLOSER LOOK AT TEXAS STATE

General Information

Location: San Marcos, Texas 78666

Founded: 1899

Enrollment: 38,849

Nickname: Bobcats

Colors: Maroon & Gold (PMS 504 & 872)

Affiliation: NCAA Division I

Conference: Sun Belt Conference

2016-17 Record: 22-14

Sun Belt Record: 11-7 (T3rd)

Starters Returning/Lost: 2/3

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/7

 

SEASON OPENERS

Air Force is 29-32 all-time in season openers. The Falcons are 21-8 at home and 8-24 on the road (including neutral games).

Air Force is opening the season at home for the second straight season. The Falcons defeated McPherson, 88-71, Nov. 11 in last season's opener. Air Force has won 10 straight season openers at home dating back to a 73-68 loss to Valparaiso Nov. 23 to open the 1991-92 season.

 

PILIPOVICH IN SEASON OPENERS

Air Force Head Coach Dave Pilipovich is 3-2 in season openers. The Falcons are 1-0 at home, 2-0 in neutral site games and an 0-2 in road games. Three games have come against Army as part of the All-Military Classic.

 

Pilipovich in season openers

Year            Opponent                      Result

11-11-16    McPherson               W 88-71

11-13-15    at Southern Illinois     L 75-77

11-14-14    at Army                        L 78-84

11-8-13      vs. Army#                  W 79-68

11-10-12    vs. Army*                  W 76-65

* Charleston, SC; # Lexington, VA

 

AIR FORCE HOSTING MABC SHOWCASE

Air Force opens the season by hosting four home games as part of the Men Against Breast Cancer Showcase at the Academy. The Texas State game is the first of the showcase, followed by Air Force games vs. Canisius Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 5p.m., Arkansas-Pine Bluff Monday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. and Pacific on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.

 

MABC Showcase Schedule

Nov. 12 Texas State at Air Force

Nov. 14 Canisius at Air Force

Nov. 20 UAPB at Air Force

Nov. 21 Pacific at Air Force

Nov. 22  Texas State vs UAPB

Nov. 24  Canisius vs Texas State

                UAPB at Pacific

Novl 25  UAPB vs Canisius

                Texas State at Pacific

Nov. 26  Canisius at Pacific

 

PILIPOVICH'S DONATING TO FIGHT CANCER

Air Force men's basketball coach Dave Pilipovich and his wife, Kelly, have personally pledged to donate $1 to the American Cancer Society for every fan that attends the season opener Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. vs. Texas State.

The Pilipovich's both lost a parent to cancer last year and wanted to help bring awareness and work towards a cure. Both have been active in the National Association of Basketball Coaches vs. Cancer programs and Kelly has joined the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program.

 


 

 

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