Falcons Open Season vs. Army at All-Military Classic
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.