Men's Hoops Visits Air Force on Wednesday Night
Jan. 28, 2013
Game 20 Fresno State (7-12, 1-5 MW) at Air Force (12-6, 3-2 MW)
Jan. 30, 2012 6 p.m. PT Colorado Springs, Colo. --- Clune Arena (5,858)
TV: None Live Online Audio: www.gobulldogs.com (Subscription required)
Radio: KMJ 580 AM (Paul Loeffler & Randy Rosenbloom)
Series record: Fresno State leads 9-4 (overall) and 4-2 (in Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Last Meeting: FS 68, AFA 52 - Dec. 1, 2001 (Fresno, Calif. - Selland Arena)
This is the 14th meeting between Fresno State and Air Force.
Fresno State has held 15 of its 19 opponents to under 70 points.
Fresno State leads the MW in steals/game (8.0 spg), and ranks second in total steals (152) and third in 3-point field goal defense (30.2%).
Robert Upshaw leads the MW in blocks/game (2.3 bpg).
Allen Huddleston has averaged a team-best 11.2 points/road game
Fresno State has lost four straight road games, with the last road win coming back on Dec. 3, 2012 when the 'Dogs beat LBSU, 64-59
Inside the Numbers
This season, Fresno State owns a +56 (+3.3/gm) steal margin (152-96).
Under Terry, Fresno State has a +154 steal margin (395-241) by averaging 7.4 steals per game and a +3.0 steal edge per contest over 52 games.
This season, Fresno State owns a +64 points off TOs margin (297-233).
Under Terry, Fresno State has committed fewer turnovers than or the same number of turnovers as its opponents in 43 of 52 games.
'Dogs Visit Air Force in Third MW Road Game
Fresno State (7-12, 1-5 MW) visits Air Force (12-6, 3-2 MW) for the first time since 1997 when the 'Dogs and Falcons play on Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT. The game will be on KMJ 580 AM and www.gobulldogs.com.
4-Game Flex Plan Available for MW Home Games
Now that Mountain West play has descended on the Save Mart Center, the Red Wave can purchase a 4-game Mini Plan to soak up the exciting play of one of the best conferences in the country. These include MW matchups against nationally ranked New Mexico, and start at $14 per game.
About the Air Force Falcons
Air Force enters the match-up with the `Dogs coming off a quality win on the road at Wyoming. Head coach Dave Pilipovich is in his first full year as head coach and in his sixth overall with the Falcons who are 12-6 (3-2 MW) this year. Leading the Falcons is senior guard Michael Lyons who is averaging 18.2 ppg and 4.6 rpg. In addition to Lyons, three other Falcons have started all 18 games and each have averaged nine points per game.
Against the Air Force Falcons
Fresno State leads the all-time series with Air Force 9-4 with a 4-2 advantage in games played in Colorado Springs. This is the first meeting since between the schools since the Bulldogs beat the Falcons 68-52 in a non-conference game at Selland Arena in 2001. The 'Dogs have won three of the past four road contests with the Falcons.
Former Bulldog Earns First NBA All-Star Honor
Former Fresno State star Paul George, who played for the Bulldogs from 2008-10, grasped his first All-Star roster spot when the Eastern Conference coaches selected him as a reserve for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. George is the first former 'Dog to become an All-Star. #PaulStar
Free Throws Play Key Factor in 'Dogs 3-game Skid
In three straight MW losses to Nevada, Boise State and Colorado State, Fresno State's opponents converted 85.7 percent (85-of-97) of their free throw attempts, including a MW single-game record 26-of-26 effort by the Broncos to fuel BSU's 74-67 loss. Nevada scored 30 of its 68 points at the free throw line while the Bulldogs converted just 57.1 percent of its 21 attempts in a tough 68-61 loss to the Pack. CSU made 29 of its 34 charity stripe shots in beating the Bulldogs 74-63.
"Discover Fresno State Athletics!" --- Fresno State's 4-Game Mini-Plan starts at $14 per game and can be purchased by calling 559-278-DOGS (Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.) or visiting www.gobulldogs.com/miniplan.