<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> air-force-academy]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/air-force-academy Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:16:01 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Missed shots doom Air Force in Senior Day marred by six technical fouls]]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/missed-shots-doom-air-force-in-senior-day-marred-by-six-technical-fouls/article/1547108?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/missed-shots-doom-air-force-in-senior-day-marred-by-six-technical-fouls/article/1547108?custom_click=rss

Senior Day or not, shots have to fall for a basketball team to succeed.

That didn't happen for Air Force on Saturday, as a send-off for six seniors was marred by six combined technical fouls, a stubbornly consistent performance at the free-throw line by Utah State and - more than anything else - a slew of misfires.

The Falcons made just 4-of-21 3-pointers, 6-of-14 free throws and 40.3 percent from the field, which proved to be its undoing in a 74-60 loss to Utah State.

"Maybe we were too anxious for the game, I don't know what it was," said senior guard Max Yon, who scored 13 points but went 0 of 6 from the 3-point line and 1 of 5 from the free-throw line.



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Senior Day or not, shots have to fall for a basketball team to succeed.

That didn't happen for Air Force on Saturday, as a send-off for six seniors was marred by six combined technical fouls, a stubbornly consistent performance at the free-throw line by Utah State and - more than anything else - a slew of misfires.

The Falcons made just 4-of-21 3-pointers, 6-of-14 free throws and 40.3 percent from the field, which proved to be its undoing in a 74-60 loss to Utah State.

"Maybe we were too anxious for the game, I don't know what it was," said senior guard Max Yon, who scored 13 points but went 0 of 6 from the 3-point line and 1 of 5 from the free-throw line.

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:26:24 -0700
<![CDATA[Air Force defends its refusal to back away after another game with multiple technical fouls]]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-defends-its-refusal-to-back-away-after-another-game-with-multiple-technical-fouls/article/1547106?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-defends-its-refusal-to-back-away-after-another-game-with-multiple-technical-fouls/article/1547106?custom_click=rss

Hayden Graham made a hard but clean foul on David Collette, batting the ball away just as Utah State's 6-foot-8 freshman made his way toward the basket.

The foul itself wasn't the issue. The problem was that Collette reacted by shooting a look at Graham, and Graham didn't shy away.

A few looks might generally be forgiven, but these came less than a minute after another situation, so both were given technical fouls. They were two of the six issued on Saturday - three for both sides.

"I wasn't trying to start anything, but then he looked at me," said Graham, an Air Force sophomore. "I mean, I'm not going to walk away."

That's the approach that has led to a few issues this year for the Falcons. They also drew three



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Hayden Graham made a hard but clean foul on David Collette, batting the ball away just as Utah State's 6-foot-8 freshman made his way toward the basket.

The foul itself wasn't the issue. The problem was that Collette reacted by shooting a look at Graham, and Graham didn't shy away.

A few looks might generally be forgiven, but these came less than a minute after another situation, so both were given technical fouls. They were two of the six issued on Saturday - three for both sides.

"I wasn't trying to start anything, but then he looked at me," said Graham, an Air Force sophomore. "I mean, I'm not going to walk away."

That's the approach that has led to a few issues this year for the Falcons. They also drew three

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:25:49 -0700
<![CDATA[Air Force basketball notes: Hayden Graham's double-double feet a rare one]]> By brent briggeman The Gazette - http://gazette.com/air-force-basketball-notes-hayden-grahams-double-double-feet-a-rare-one/article/1547103?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-basketball-notes-hayden-grahams-double-double-feet-a-rare-one/article/1547103?custom_click=rss

Graham's double-double feat a rare one

By scoring 16 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, Hayden Graham notched his second consecutive double-double for Air Force.

It had been 14 years since a Falcons player had done that in two straight games, dating back to Tom Bellairs against Texas-Pan American and Wyoming during the 2000-01 season.

"I'm not worried about the game I had. I'm upset," said Graham, who had 12 points and 10 rebounds against Nevada on Wednesday. "Everybody's goal today was to come out for these (seniors). That was the goal, nothing else. Not points, not anything. Cool, it was a good game, but that doesn't matter to me. I want to win."

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Graham's double-double feat a rare one

By scoring 16 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, Hayden Graham notched his second consecutive double-double for Air Force.

It had been 14 years since a Falcons player had done that in two straight games, dating back to Tom Bellairs against Texas-Pan American and Wyoming during the 2000-01 season.

"I'm not worried about the game I had. I'm upset," said Graham, who had 12 points and 10 rebounds against Nevada on Wednesday. "Everybody's goal today was to come out for these (seniors). That was the goal, nothing else. Not points, not anything. Cool, it was a good game, but that doesn't matter to me. I want to win."

Graham, a sophomore, has led Air Force in rebounding in five of the

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:25:23 -0700
<![CDATA[Cole Gunner's hat trick propels Air Force on senior night]]> Neal Reid, The Gazette http://gazette.com/cole-gunners-hat-trick-propels-air-force-on-senior-night/article/1547116?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cole-gunners-hat-trick-propels-air-force-on-senior-night/article/1547116?custom_click=rss

Cole Gunner and his fellow seniors weren't about to let their class go out with a loss on senior night.

The Richfield, Minn., native notched his first career hat trick in Air Force's 4-1 win over Canisius on Saturday night. Gunner and his classmates combined for six points to help the Falcons (14-19-4, 13-12-3 Atlantic Hockey Conference) finish the regular season in style.

"Obviously, we were pumped for senior night, and we were just trying to get some momentum for the playoffs," said Gunner, who leads the team with 39 points. "Our line was clicking, and all around our team just had more juice. We came out hard, got the first goal and never really looked back.



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Cole Gunner and his fellow seniors weren't about to let their class go out with a loss on senior night.

The Richfield, Minn., native notched his first career hat trick in Air Force's 4-1 win over Canisius on Saturday night. Gunner and his classmates combined for six points to help the Falcons (14-19-4, 13-12-3 Atlantic Hockey Conference) finish the regular season in style.

"Obviously, we were pumped for senior night, and we were just trying to get some momentum for the playoffs," said Gunner, who leads the team with 39 points. "Our line was clicking, and all around our team just had more juice. We came out hard, got the first goal and never really looked back.

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:42:12 -0700
<![CDATA[Fate has often been unkind to this group of Air Force seniors]]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/fate-has-often-been-unkind-to-this-group-of-air-force-seniors/article/1547078?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fate-has-often-been-unkind-to-this-group-of-air-force-seniors/article/1547078?custom_click=rss

eLovell Earls looked back on his playing career at Air Force and knew it was best summed up with one word.

Disappointing.

"I just feel like I have a lot more to give and my leg isn't letting me give it," said the senior forward who will play at home for the final time Saturday. "From that viewpoint it's disappointing."

Earls might as well have included the rest of his senior class in that assessment. From Ethan Michael and Kamryn Williams, who won't even dress against Utah State as injuries cut short their season months ago, to Justin Hammonds, Marek Olesinski and Max Yon, who saw time or effectiveness snatched at the hands of physical ailments or other culprits, this just hasn't been the final ride these players would

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]]> eLovell Earls looked back on his playing career at Air Force and knew it was best summed up with one word.

Disappointing.

"I just feel like I have a lot more to give and my leg isn't letting me give it," said the senior forward who will play at home for the final time Saturday. "From that viewpoint it's disappointing."

Earls might as well have included the rest of his senior class in that assessment. From Ethan Michael and Kamryn Williams, who won't even dress against Utah State as injuries cut short their season months ago, to Justin Hammonds, Marek Olesinski and Max Yon, who saw time or effectiveness snatched at the hands of physical ailments or other culprits, this just hasn't been the final ride these players would]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:10:35 -0700 <![CDATA[Canisius too much for Air Force on Friday night]]> by NEAL REID sports@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/canisius-too-much-for-air-force-on-friday-night/article/1547082?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/canisius-too-much-for-air-force-on-friday-night/article/1547082?custom_click=rss Air Force will begin the Atlantic Hockey Conference playoffs a week earlier than it would prefer.

Cody Freeman scored twice, and Tyler Wiseman had a goal and an assist to lead Canisius to a 4-1 win over the Falcons at Cadet Ice Arena on Friday night.

The loss stamped out any hopes Air Force had of earning a week off and a bye into the quarterfinals and will mean the Falcons (13-19-4, 12-12-3 AHC) will host a first-round best-of-three series March 6-8.

"It's very frustrating," Air Force coach Frank Serratore said. "Against a team like this, if you get the lead, you can dictate play, but we gave up the lead and that enabled them to continue to play the way they play. There's a lot of ways to die slow, and that's how that



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Air Force will begin the Atlantic Hockey Conference playoffs a week earlier than it would prefer.

Cody Freeman scored twice, and Tyler Wiseman had a goal and an assist to lead Canisius to a 4-1 win over the Falcons at Cadet Ice Arena on Friday night.

The loss stamped out any hopes Air Force had of earning a week off and a bye into the quarterfinals and will mean the Falcons (13-19-4, 12-12-3 AHC) will host a first-round best-of-three series March 6-8.

"It's very frustrating," Air Force coach Frank Serratore said. "Against a team like this, if you get the lead, you can dictate play, but we gave up the lead and that enabled them to continue to play the way they play. There's a lot of ways to die slow, and that's how that

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:14:59 -0700
<![CDATA[Air Force seniors can make another mark on program history with strong finish]]> By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-seniors-can-make-another-mark-on-program-history-with-strong-finish/article/1546964?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-seniors-can-make-another-mark-on-program-history-with-strong-finish/article/1546964?custom_click=rss

The Air Force seniors have a chance to add to their legacy during what (they hope) will be their final home hockey games this weekend.

The injury-depleted Falcons, led by a strong senior class, must elevate their game. They may need to sweep second-place Canisius to move up from a tie for sixth place to fifth place.

Such a move up the Atlantic Hockey Conference standings would garner AFA a much-needed bye week, which would be a great help for a team with five healthy defenseman and another (Phil Boje) expected to return off a hand injury.

"That's the most important thing," AFA coach Frank Serratore said. "It gives us another week to hopefully get another guy back. Three weeks of playoff hockey is a lot for a team hit



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The Air Force seniors have a chance to add to their legacy during what (they hope) will be their final home hockey games this weekend.

The injury-depleted Falcons, led by a strong senior class, must elevate their game. They may need to sweep second-place Canisius to move up from a tie for sixth place to fifth place.

Such a move up the Atlantic Hockey Conference standings would garner AFA a much-needed bye week, which would be a great help for a team with five healthy defenseman and another (Phil Boje) expected to return off a hand injury.

"That's the most important thing," AFA coach Frank Serratore said. "It gives us another week to hopefully get another guy back. Three weeks of playoff hockey is a lot for a team hit

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:46:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Air Force capitalizes on Nevada's horrific night at the free-throw line]]> by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-capitalizes-on-nevadas-horrific-night-at-the-free-throw-line/article/1546903?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-capitalizes-on-nevadas-horrific-night-at-the-free-throw-line/article/1546903?custom_click=rss

Dave Pilipovich emerged from the Air Force locker room confident of at least one thing on Wednesday night - this game wasn't bound for ESPN Classic.

Nevada missed 18 of its 32 free throws. The teams combined for 30 turnovers. Air Force gave up 17 offensive rebounds, tried and missed an alley-oop dunk in transition and two of its biggest buckets came on busted plays.

"But we won," the Air Force coach said after a 75-70 victory at Clune Arena. "We showed a lot of grit, we showed a lot of fight."

It was sloppy. It was weird. But it also gave the Falcons (13-14, 6-10 Mountain West) a four-game home winning streak and kept them alive for the No. 6 seed and a bye in the conference tournament.



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Dave Pilipovich emerged from the Air Force locker room confident of at least one thing on Wednesday night - this game wasn't bound for ESPN Classic.

Nevada missed 18 of its 32 free throws. The teams combined for 30 turnovers. Air Force gave up 17 offensive rebounds, tried and missed an alley-oop dunk in transition and two of its biggest buckets came on busted plays.

"But we won," the Air Force coach said after a 75-70 victory at Clune Arena. "We showed a lot of grit, we showed a lot of fight."

It was sloppy. It was weird. But it also gave the Falcons (13-14, 6-10 Mountain West) a four-game home winning streak and kept them alive for the No. 6 seed and a bye in the conference tournament.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:51:50 -0700
<![CDATA[Air Force notes: Yon looks like the player of old]]> By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-notes-yon-looks-like-the-player-of-old/article/1546900?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-notes-yon-looks-like-the-player-of-old/article/1546900?custom_click=rss

In five games since returning from an extended absence, Max Yon had become a secondary figure in Air Force's offense.

The senior is still the team's leading scorer at 13.1 points per game, but he hadn't reached double figures since his return. He got there on Wednesday with 13 points, including 11 in the second half.

"Being back, I didn't want to come back and try to be Superman or anything like that," said Yon, who missed two games with a thigh injury and then four as he took a leave of absence for personal reasons." Zach (Kocur), Hayden (Graham), guys like that have been stepping up and I just wanted to come in and fill my role out. I'm trying to talk a little bit more and be more of a vocal leader and a positive type of



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In five games since returning from an extended absence, Max Yon had become a secondary figure in Air Force's offense.

The senior is still the team's leading scorer at 13.1 points per game, but he hadn't reached double figures since his return. He got there on Wednesday with 13 points, including 11 in the second half.

"Being back, I didn't want to come back and try to be Superman or anything like that," said Yon, who missed two games with a thigh injury and then four as he took a leave of absence for personal reasons." Zach (Kocur), Hayden (Graham), guys like that have been stepping up and I just wanted to come in and fill my role out. I'm trying to talk a little bit more and be more of a vocal leader and a positive type of

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:47:32 -0700
<![CDATA[Five questions for the state's college hockey fans to consider this weekend]]> By JOE PAISLEY The Gazette - http://gazette.com/five-questions-for-the-states-college-hockey-fans-to-consider-this-weekend/article/1546838?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/five-questions-for-the-states-college-hockey-fans-to-consider-this-weekend/article/1546838?custom_click=rss

Here are questions for the state's college hockey fans to consider this weekend:

Can the CC power play take advantage of its opportunities?

1 Western Michigan comes into this weekend's National Collegiate Hockey Conference series leading the nation in penalty minutes (16.6) so host Colorado College should have some power plays.

That is good news for the home fans since the 20th-ranked Tigers power play (19.8 percent) has been one of its strengths this season.

How good is Western Michigan?

2Better than you might expect from a seventh-place team. The Broncos bounced back from a 3-8-1 start to go 9-6-3 since Thanksgiving including a 1-0-1 record against CC.

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Can the CC power play take advantage of its opportunities?

1 Western Michigan comes into this weekend's National Collegiate Hockey Conference series leading the nation in penalty minutes (16.6) so host Colorado College should have some power plays.

That is good news for the home fans since the 20th-ranked Tigers power play (19.8 percent) has been one of its strengths this season.

How good is Western Michigan?

2Better than you might expect from a seventh-place team. The Broncos bounced back from a 3-8-1 start to go 9-6-3 since Thanksgiving including a 1-0-1 record against CC.

"I know how good they are," No. 1 North Dakota]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:15:22 -0700 <![CDATA[Klee: Football divorce between Air Force, Jaleel Awini has happy ending]]> By PAUL KLEE The Gazette - http://gazette.com/klee-football-divorce-between-air-force-jaleel-awini-has-happy-ending/article/1546837?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-football-divorce-between-air-force-jaleel-awini-has-happy-ending/article/1546837?custom_click=rss

BOULDER — The conversation opened with a "Yes, sir," and it closed with a "yes, sir." There were enough "yes, sirs" in between that I felt quite a bit older after talking to Jaleel Awini.

It appears you can take the former cadet out of the Air Force, but you can't take all of the Air Force out of the former cadet.

"Yes, sir. I feel like this is where I should be. I'm happy here," Awini said after a recent practice. He stood with strong posture, in full Buffs gear, outside the Colorado locker room at Folsom Field.

It's a bummer things didn't work out for Awini at Air Force. It truly is, and that's on him. Sixteen months have passed since the gifted football player from Aurora was booted from the academy, enough time to review the



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BOULDER — The conversation opened with a "Yes, sir," and it closed with a "yes, sir." There were enough "yes, sirs" in between that I felt quite a bit older after talking to Jaleel Awini.

It appears you can take the former cadet out of the Air Force, but you can't take all of the Air Force out of the former cadet.

"Yes, sir. I feel like this is where I should be. I'm happy here," Awini said after a recent practice. He stood with strong posture, in full Buffs gear, outside the Colorado locker room at Folsom Field.

It's a bummer things didn't work out for Awini at Air Force. It truly is, and that's on him. Sixteen months have passed since the gifted football player from Aurora was booted from the academy, enough time to review the

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:15:21 -0700
<![CDATA[Air Force has a chance to avenge season's 'worst game' as Nevada visits]]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-has-a-chance-to-avenge-seasons-worst-game-as-nevada-visits/article/1546839?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-has-a-chance-to-avenge-seasons-worst-game-as-nevada-visits/article/1546839?custom_click=rss

Air Force hit rock bottom in Reno.

It was on Nevada's floor that the Falcons first played without injured senior Kamryn Williams, who was lost three days earlier to a torn Achilles tendon, and watched a struggling Wolf Pack squad dominate.

Air Force shot 27 percent in the first half, was outrebounded 38-25 and Nevada's 18-point victory was its second largest of the season.

"Gosh, we were not very good in that game," coach Dave Pilipovich said. "We were bad. It was probably the worst game we played all year."

The thing about hitting rock bottom is there's only one way to go from there.

The Falcons went on to lose five of their next six, but the improvement was evident.



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Air Force hit rock bottom in Reno.

It was on Nevada's floor that the Falcons first played without injured senior Kamryn Williams, who was lost three days earlier to a torn Achilles tendon, and watched a struggling Wolf Pack squad dominate.

Air Force shot 27 percent in the first half, was outrebounded 38-25 and Nevada's 18-point victory was its second largest of the season.

"Gosh, we were not very good in that game," coach Dave Pilipovich said. "We were bad. It was probably the worst game we played all year."

The thing about hitting rock bottom is there's only one way to go from there.

The Falcons went on to lose five of their next six, but the improvement was evident.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:31:32 -0700
<![CDATA[Air Force still in hunt for men's basketball bye as season winds down]]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN The Gazette - http://gazette.com/air-force-still-in-hunt-for-mens-basketball-bye-as-season-winds-down/article/1546759?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-still-in-hunt-for-mens-basketball-bye-as-season-winds-down/article/1546759?custom_click=rss

Air Force still in hunt for bye as season winds down

With three games to play - including two at home this week - Air Force still has multiple scenarios in which it could earn the No. 6 seed and a bye in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament.

Each plausible scenario begins with the Falcons (12-14, 5-10) going 3-0 over this final stretch to overcome what is currently a 2 ½-game deficit behind Fresno State (7-7) -- with UNLV (6-8) and New Mexico (6-9) also needing to be passed. It would still be possible for the Falcons to sneak into that No. 6 spot even with one more loss, but it would require a great deal of help.

"The last three are very important," Air Force coach Dave Pilipovich said.



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Air Force still in hunt for bye as season winds down

With three games to play - including two at home this week - Air Force still has multiple scenarios in which it could earn the No. 6 seed and a bye in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament.

Each plausible scenario begins with the Falcons (12-14, 5-10) going 3-0 over this final stretch to overcome what is currently a 2 ½-game deficit behind Fresno State (7-7) -- with UNLV (6-8) and New Mexico (6-9) also needing to be passed. It would still be possible for the Falcons to sneak into that No. 6 spot even with one more loss, but it would require a great deal of help.

"The last three are very important," Air Force coach Dave Pilipovich said.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:13:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado State shrugs off comeback attempts to maintain domination in rivalry against Air Force]]> by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/colorado-state-shrugs-off-comeback-attempts-to-maintain-domination-in-rivalry-against-air-force/article/1546700?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-state-shrugs-off-comeback-attempts-to-maintain-domination-in-rivalry-against-air-force/article/1546700?custom_click=rss

FORT COLLINS - It has become evident that breaks are going to have to fall Air Force's way for it to escape this rut against Colorado State.

And it was evident from early Saturday that this was not going to be that day.

The Rams hit six of their first eight 3-pointers to jump to an early double-digit lead, then made runs to answer every time the Falcons would cut into that advantage as they ultimately rolled to a 66-53 victory - their eighth in a row in the series.

Air Force made just 2 of 7 free throws, turned the ball over 15 times and played with two starters who were fighting illnesses.

If it's going to take near perfection to knock off Colorado State (23-5, 10-5 Mountain West), that wasn't it.

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And it was evident from early Saturday that this was not going to be that day.

The Rams hit six of their first eight 3-pointers to jump to an early double-digit lead, then made runs to answer every time the Falcons would cut into that advantage as they ultimately rolled to a 66-53 victory - their eighth in a row in the series.

Air Force made just 2 of 7 free throws, turned the ball over 15 times and played with two starters who were fighting illnesses.

If it's going to take near perfection to knock off Colorado State (23-5, 10-5 Mountain West), that wasn't it.]]> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:00:02 -0700 <![CDATA[Falcons lose three-goal lead late in tie at Niagara]]> The Gazette - http://gazette.com/falcons-lose-three-goal-lead-late-in-tie-at-niagara/article/1546698?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/falcons-lose-three-goal-lead-late-in-tie-at-niagara/article/1546698?custom_click=rss NIAGARA, N.Y. - Air Force's third-period struggles proved costly again. The Falcons were unable to hold onto a two-goal lead in an eventual 4-4 overtime tie at last-place Niagara.

On the season, the Falcons have been outscored 42-25 in the third period and allowed two goals or more in the third 13 times. Niagara's Brock Edwards scored only 51 seconds into the third and Keegan Harper scored the tying goal with 2:25 left.

"We allowed them to come back and tie, which is a damn shame," coach Frank Serratore said in a radio interview. "It is unfortunate."

Air Force took advantage of two power plays in the second period to pull ahead 4-1 but Niagara refused to quit.



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NIAGARA, N.Y. - Air Force's third-period struggles proved costly again. The Falcons were unable to hold onto a two-goal lead in an eventual 4-4 overtime tie at last-place Niagara.

On the season, the Falcons have been outscored 42-25 in the third period and allowed two goals or more in the third 13 times. Niagara's Brock Edwards scored only 51 seconds into the third and Keegan Harper scored the tying goal with 2:25 left.

"We allowed them to come back and tie, which is a damn shame," coach Frank Serratore said in a radio interview. "It is unfortunate."

Air Force took advantage of two power plays in the second period to pull ahead 4-1 but Niagara refused to quit.

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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:36:14 -0700