Feb. 22, 2008
Game Notes in PDF Format
Colorado State Rams (2-22, 0-12) vs. Air Force Falcons (8-16, 2-10)
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 2 p.m. (MST)
USAFA, Colo. Clune Arena (5,838)
The Air Force-Colorado State game will be televised live on the Mountain West Sports Network (mtn.). Mike Evans (play-by-play) and Andrea Lloyd (color) will be calling the game.
Radio is available via internet at www.csurams.com
Air Force lost at New Mexico, 40-79, on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Colorado State lost to TCU, 41-76, on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Air Force hosts BYU on Saturday, March 1.
Colorado State is at Wyoming on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Air Force has a two game losing streak.
Colorado State has a 15 game losing streak.
- The Falcons are 5-6 at home. The Rams are 0-12 on the road.
Air Force is coached by Ardie McInelly (Boise State, 1982), who is 48-145 in her seventh season at the Academy and 125-207 in her 12th year overall as a head coach.
Colorado State is coached by Jen Warden (Colorado, 1993), who is 19-63 in her 3rd year and 48-123 overall in her sixth year.
Air Force defeated CSU, 56-43, on Jan. 23, 2008 in Fort Collins.
Series History vs. Colorado State
- Air Force and Colorado State have met 37 times with the Rams owning a 29-8 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 release)
Last Meeting vs. Colorado State
A 13-0 run to start the game propelled the Air Force women's basketball team to a 56-43 win over Colorado State in Mountain West Conference action Wednesday night at Moby Arena. The 43 points was the fewest points CSU has ever scored in the series.
The Falcon defense held the Rams to one field goal over the final nine minutes of the game.
The trio of Alecia Steele, Raimee Beck and Kim Kreke combined to score 40 points for the Falcons. Steele recorded her fifth double-double of the season with game-high's of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Beck, who went 4-for-4 from behind the three-point line in the first half, scored 14 points and dished out four assists. Kreke scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds.
The Falcons jumped ahead 13-0 to start the game by hitting a trio of three-point baskets and a pair of jumpers. Colorado State finally got on the board with a jumper five minutes into the game. The Falcons shot 50 percent from the field in the opening half and hit 75 percent of their three point baskets to jump ahead 32-24.
Colorado State could not get it's offense going, scoring just six field goals in the second half and 16 for the game. The Rams shot 25.4 percent from the field. Juanise Cornell led CSU with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Air Force shot 48.9 percent from the field and made 53.8 percent from three-point range.
Scouting Colorado State
- Colorado State enters the week with a 2-22 overall record and 0-12 conference mark after losing at TCU on Wednesday.
- The Rams are led by senior guard Sara Hunter, who leads the team with 10.0 ppg.
- Colorado State is averaging 54.2 points per game and allowing 69.9.
Scouting Air Force
- Air Force is 8-16 on the season and 2-10 in MWC play. The Falcons lost at New Mexico, 40-79, on Wednesday.
- Senior forward Alecia Steele leads the team with 12.3 points per game and is third in the MWC averaging 7.2 rebounds per game.
- Senior Pamela Findlay is second on the team averaging 10.8 points per game and ranks third in the conference in three-point percentage (41.4) and first in free throw percentage (86.3).
- Air Force is averaging 57.4 points per game and allowing 65.0.
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.
Complete notes in PDF link at top of release.