Jan. 22, 2008
AF-CSU Notes in PDF Format
Air Force Falcons (6-10, 0-4) vs. Colorado State (2-14, 0-3)
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 7 p.m. (MST)
Fort Collins, Colo. Moby Arena (8,745)
Colorado State radio at www.csurams.com
www.goairforcefalcons.com and www.csurams.com
Air Force lost to New Mexico, 45-75, on Saturday, Jan. 19.
Colorado State lost at TCU, 52-70, on Saturday, Jan. 19.
Air Force is at BYUnext Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Colorado State hosts Wyoming on Saturday, Jan. 26.
Air Force has a five game losing streak.
Colorado State has a seven game losing streak.
- The Falcons are 2-6 on the road. The Rams are 2-5 at home.
Air Force is coached by Ardie McInelly (Boise State, 1982), who is 46-139 in her seventh season at the Academy and 123-201 in her 12th year overall as a head coach.
Colorado State is coached by Jen Warden (Colorado, 1993), who is 19-55 in her 3rd year and 48-115 overall in her sixth year.
Air Force defeated CSU, 47-46, at the MWC Tournament on March, 6, 2007.
Series History vs. Colorado State
- Air Force and Colorado State have met 36 times with the Rams owning a 29-7 advantage in the series.
- The two teams first met on Nov. 13, 1979, a 94-83 overtime Air Force win in Ft. Collins.
- From 1992 to 2006 CSU had won 20 in a row in the series.
(More series info, including box score of last meeting on page six of PDF release)
Last Meeting vs. Colorado State
Hitting the game-winning layup with 0.7 seconds left on the clock, junior Alecia Steele helped lead the Air Force women's basketball team to a 47-46 victory over Colorado State in the first game of the 2007 Mountain West Conference Championships at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The Falcons, down 46-45 in the last minute, missed three shots down the stretch that would have put them ahead, including a jumper by Pamela Findlay with five seconds left. However, Steele grabbed the offensive board on Findlay's miss and scored on the putback to give Air Force the one-point advantage with less than a second remaining.
Air Force led for much of the opening half before CSU grabbed its first advantage with just over two and a half minutes remaining. Though a bucket from sophomore Kory Gladysz put the Falcons back on top, the Rams scored with just 37 seconds left in the half to take a 21-20 lead into the locker room.
The Falcons opened the second half on an 8-0 run to regain the lead, and got out to a 33-24 advantage following a three-pointer from senior Letricia Castillo. However, a 7-0 run by Colorado State brought the Rams back within two points. While Air Force extended its lead to six points, CSU kept coming back, eventually taking the lead when a jumper by Emily Neal with just 50 seconds remaining gave the Rams a 46-45 advantage.
Neither team shot particularly well in the game, with the Falcons knocking down 33 percent of their shots while the Rams hit just 32 percent from the field. Air Force struggled at the free throw line, connecting on 55.6 percent (10-of-18).
Steele was the lone scorer in double figures for the Falcons, finishing with 17 points and 10 rebounds, for her eighth double-double of the season. Meanwhile, Castillo added eight points, three assists and three steals for Air Force. For the Rams, Sara Hunter recorded 17 points, while Marilyn Moulton notched a game-high 13 rebounds.
Scouting Colorado State
- Colorado State enters the week with a 2-14 overall record and 0-3 conference mark after losing at TCU on Saturday.
- The Rams are led by senior guard Sara Hunter, who leads the team with 11.1 ppg.
- Colorado State is averaging 57.8 points per game and allowing 69.7.
Scouting Air Force
- Air Force is 6-10 on the season and 0-4 in MWC play. The Falcons lost at home to New Mexico, 45-75, on Saturday.
- Senior forward Alecia Steele leads the team with 14.7 points per game and is tied for first in the conference averaging 8.4 rebounds per game.
- Senior Pamela Findlay is second on the team averaging 12.4 points per game and ranks second in the conference in three-point percentage, making 45.1 percent from downtown.
- Air Force is averaging 61.6 points per game and allowing 66.2.
Air Force-Colorado State Connections
- Air Force freshman guard Candice Chase is the lone Falcon on the roster from Colorado. Chase hails from Lakewood and attended Green Mountain high school.
Air Force plays at BYU on Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Complete notes in PDF document at top of page.