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Falcons basketball team needs to find way to win on road

JAKE SCHALLER Updated: February 9, 2010 at 12:00 am

Air Force has lost 15 straight games on opponents’ home floors and has not recorded a true road victory since Dec. 6, 2008, when it defeated Northern Colorado 71-64.

That does not bode well for the Falcons, whose next two games are not only on the road but at two of the toughest venues in the Mountain West Conference — BYU’s Marriott Center and New Mexico’s The Pit — against two of the three teams tied for first place in the league.

The Falcons play at No. 17 BYU on Saturday and at No. 15 New Mexico the following weekend. The Falcons lost to BYU and New Mexico by 18 and 23 points, respectively, at Clune Arena in January.


Football team honored
The Air Force football team was honored at halftime for its 47-20 victory over Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl. Football coach Troy Calhoun appeared on the court along with seniors Ben Garland, Ryan Gonzales, Brandon Geyer, Luke Hyder and Myles Morales.


Cadets in the house
While attendance was poor Tuesday (entire sections in the upper deck were empty), Air Force’s cadets had a fairly good showing. The section behind the basket near the Colorado State bench was nearly full.

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