Air Force Falcons
Daniel Bejarano drilled back-to-back 3-pointers to give Colorado State the lead and push the Rams to a 74-68 win over rival Air Force Saturday.
Tre’ Coggins scored 27 points and Marek Olesinski added 19 as Air Force pulled away in the latter part of the second half for a 77-62 win over San Jose State on Wednesday night.
Justin Hammonds had 14 points, 10 rebounds and Air Force scored 55 second-half points on Monday night in a 94-53 victory over Western State.
Max Yon scored a game-high 24 points, and his 3-pointer sparked a 13-8 final run to lead Air Force to a 94-86 victory Thursday night over South Dakota.
Darrius Parker scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Air Force to a 78-51 victory over Colorado Christian on Wednesday night.
Anthony Bennett scored 23 points and UNLV defeated Air Force 72-56 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference on Wednesday.
Senior Michael Lyons figured he would go from driving the lane to carpooling to his awaiting desk job once he hoisted his final jumper at Air Force.
The ties that bind the Air Force Falcons to their traditional rivalries were greater than the allure of a new conference.
Mikel Hunter said the Falcons (1-0) were intent on not letting the South Dakota Coyotes (0-1), of the Great West Conference, stick around long enough to imagine another upset of a top-tier school like last year.
Chad Ziegler scored 3:16 into overtime to lift top-seeded Yale over No. 4 Air Force 2-1 on Friday night in the opening round of the NCAA tournament’s east regional.