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Preview+Postame: Air Force wins over U California Riverside

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Posted: 12/20/2012 8:52 AM

Preview+Postame: Air Force wins over U California Riverside 


Preview:  Air Force (7-2) vs University of California Riverside (3-8)

 

Air Force gets back onto the court after a strange 14-day layoff since their last game, completing finals and flying to California after some ‘snow’ here in Colorado.  No words yet on semester grades but best to all our cadet student athletes as we hope finals went well.  In addition our Firsties (seniors) found out their follow-on active duty assignments during this break.  Congratulation to all of the them on their future commitment to serve our Country.

 

As we head back to basketball our Falcons travel across the country, first to UCR in Riverside, CA then home for a quick Christmas break and then to Sunrise, FL (near Fort Lauderdale) to play #8 Florida (8-1) and then to Virginia to play the surging 8-3 Richmond Spiders.

 

As we turn our attention to UCR, we will face a team that goes deep into the bench and can play stingy defense.  It should be a good game for AF to knock the rust off and prepare for the mountain of a challenge vs Florida.  UCR plays 8 players with 17 or more mpg and no players more than 29 mpg.  We will see fresh faces substitute in and out throughout the game.  Likewise, our Falcons are using the bench more in minutes but not to the degree UCR has.  They are a young team with only one senior on the team Smith (6’1” G) who is their leading 3pt shooter at 40% and only true 3pt threat overall.    Going inside is their game and they currently only shoot 26% from the 3pt arc.  Air Force will face a team that has two true bigs and they both play and they rebound.  Starter Patton, 6’10”/246# Jr F/C averages 24mpg, 9ppg and 5.6 rpg.  His backup backup is Devanney 6’8”/240# Jr F/C who averages 22mpg, only 3ppg but 6.5 rpg.  This will be the key matchup for the Falcons in this game, can they win or at least play neutral on the boards, especially on defense denying the second chance shoot and subsequent points by UCR. 

 

Air Force comes into this game relatively healthy.  One mark against the Falcons has been Ethan Michael who has been sick battling the flu.  No update on the team in this regard but we hope the time off (with a mix of team and individual practices during finals week) has allowed everyone to heal and get strong as we head into the end off OOC play and into MWC play in the new year. 

 

Keys for the Falcons are simple:

- Knock off the rust, play fast, crisp and take care of the ball

- Start scoring from the inside/inside-out NOW, right at the first tipoff.  Do not wait to adjust to do this, make it a priority early no matter if playing against a zone or man defense.  This must be a key for success for AF in the remainder of the season.  Put an asterisk by this one***.

- Follow shots and hit the glass.  Sound easy but must be done aggressively.

- Time to get sustained and productive time and points off the bench.  I think we are all very pleased with the effort of the players 6-14 but we need points along with that effort.  We see this on both ends of the court then Coach P. will rely on them more heavily and this will enhance our team’s performance and make it more difficult for our opponnents.

 

I hope to make it out to the game so will try to update as the game goes on. 

 

Go Falcons….Beat UC-Riverside!

 

Game Statistics Air Force

Player

GP

MIN

PPG

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

TPG

FG%

FT%

3P%

Michael Lyons

9

31.8

20.3

5.2

2.7

1.3

0.1

1.8

.476

.702

.383

Taylor Broekhuis

9

27.9

11.3

4.7

1.1

0.9

1.6

1.2

.600

.581

.600

Todd Fletcher

9

29.7

10.7

2.4

4.4

1.8

0.0

0.6

.582

.333

.531

Mike Fitzgerald

9

26.9

8.1

3.7

1.8

1.0

0.2

1.2

.509

.750

.350

Kyle Green

9

20.1

6.4

1.9

1.0

1.1

0.0

0.8

.319

.818

.286

Cameron Michael

9

12.3

5.7

1.9

1.2

0.2

0.0

0.3

.594

.833

.381

Max Yon

8

12.9

4.9

1.4

0.9

0.4

0.0

1.0

.515

.000

.417

DeLovell Earls

9

11.1

3.6

3.0

1.6

0.9

0.0

0.9

.522

.389

.250

Tre' Coggins

9

10.0

2.8

1.3

0.8

0.8

0.0

1.2

.421

.750

.273

Marek Olesinski

8

7.9

2.0

1.5

0.1

0.0

0.1

0.6

.318

.000

.286

Kamryn Williams

8

6.9

1.9

1.9

0.8

0.4

0.3

0.5

.417

.500

1.000

Chase Kammerer

5

3.6

1.4

0.4

0.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

.400

.500

.000

Zach Moer

4

1.5

1.3

0.5

0.0

0.0

0.3

0.0

1.000

.000

1.000

Ethan Michael

6

4.5

1.0

1.3

1.0

0.3

0.0

0.5

.500

.333

.000

Totals

9

--

79

33

17

9

2

11

.498

.641

.391

 

 

2012-13 UC Riverside Highlanders

NO

NAME

POS

HT

WT

CLASS

HOMETOWN

1

Robert Smith

G

6-1

190

SR

Perris, CA

2

Davin Guinn

F

6-5

190

FR

Murrieta, CA

3

Tajai Johnson

G

6-2

185

FR

Vallejo, CA

5

Taylor Johns

F

6-7

220

FR

San Francisco, CA

10

Steven Jones

G

6-0

175

FR

Winnetka, CA

11

Tre Owens

F

6-6

185

FR

Rota, Spain

12

Josh Fox

F

6-6

195

FR

Daly City, CA

13

Jamie Harper

G

6-1

190

FR

Los Angeles, CA

15

Chris Harriel

F

6-4

185

JR

Moreno Valley, CA

21

Lucas Devenny

F

6-8

240

JR

Santa Rosa, CA

22

Dayton Boddie

G

6-3

198

FR

San Diego, CA

24

TJ Burke

F

6-8

210

SO

Tempe, AZ

35

Austin Quick

G

6-2

180

SO

Murrieta, CA

54

Chris Patton

F

6-10

246

JR

Melbourne, Australia

 

 

Game Statistics UC-R

Player

GP

MIN

PPG

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

TPG

FG%

FT%

3P%

Chris Harriel

10

28.8

11.1

4.5

2.4

2.3

0.4

1.8

.342

.439

.180

Chris Patton

10

24.5

9.6

5.6

1.0

0.8

0.5

1.9

.427

.636

.000

Josh Fox

11

27.2

9.5

6.6

1.2

0.5

0.3

2.7

.476

.571

.000

Robert Smith

11

28.7

8.4

2.8

2.5

1.0

0.0

2.5

.368

.500

.410

Davin Guinn

11

21.2

5.5

4.0

0.4

0.5

0.3

1.8

.397

.636

.176

Taylor Johns

4

17.3

4.3

6.5

0.5

0.8

0.5

0.8

.273

.556

.000

Dayton Boddie

11

12.5

3.7

1.4

1.3

1.0

0.1

1.2

.412

.611

.182

Austin Quick

11

17.2

3.6

1.6

1.7

1.1

0.0

1.6

.300

.727

.276

Steven Jones

8

9.5

3.3

0.6

0.6

0.1

0.3

0.5

.450

.500

.400

Lucas Devenny

10

21.7

2.7

6.3

0.9

0.2

0.8

1.2

.462

.214

.000

Tajai Johnson

9

7.4

1.9

0.3

0.3

0.1

0.2

0.9

.471

1.000

.000

Tre Owens

5

7.0

1.4

0.2

0.4

0.2

0.0

0.2

.182

.500

.222

TJ Burke

5

5.6

0.8

1.4

0.0

0.0

0.4

1.0

.500

.000

.000

Totals

11

--

58

40

12

8

3

16

.391

.525

.258

 

 

GO FALCONS

Last edited 12/22/2012 7:11 PM by ltcpilot

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Posted: 12/20/2012 12:41 PM

Re: Preview: AF (7-2) vs University of California Riverside 


It would be interesting if you could share with us the active duty assignments for the graduating seniors, i.e., how many for flight school and other rated specialties?
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Posted: 12/20/2012 12:50 PM

Re: Preview: AF (7-2) vs University of California Riverside 


Sorry, I don't have that information....I believe one out of 5 is going to pilot training but that's just rumor.

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Posted: 12/22/2012 8:30 AM

RE: Preview: AF (7-2) vs University of California Riverside (3- 


This should be a good game for Air Force to get back into the swing of playing basketball. As you can see from the stats that LTC posted, UCR has not been a good shooting club, either from 2, 3 or the free throw line. UCR has played three games since the Falcons last played, so that should be some advantage, even if a week ago the Bears only scored 26 points against USC. Expect UCR to play a deliberate game at home and keep the possessions in the high 50s or low 60s.

Ken Pom has great faith in the Falcons, saying they win this game 92% of the time by 14. Falcon Beat is less optimistic, saying the Falcons will win by 7. The wise guys have it as a 10 point win. So much for the stats. Now all's the Falcons have to do is go out an play solid defense, and they should get another W.


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Posted: 12/22/2012 9:28 AM

RE: Preview: AF (7-2) vs University of California Riverside (3- 


72 .... Me and you again. Justin is eligible and will play. Be interesting to see different lineups today.

BEAT UCR

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Posted: 12/22/2012 12:59 PM

Re: Preview: AF (7-2) vs University of California Riverside 


hoops.gifI believe we will win! I believe we will win! I believe we will win!

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Posted: 12/22/2012 7:11 PM

Re: Preview+Postame: Air Force wins over U California Riverside 


Air Force (8-2) wins over UC-Riverside (3-9) 61-53

 

In a game seemingly in 3 parts, Air Force wins over UC-Riverside (UCR) 61-53 after two weeks off due to finals and scheduling.  The Falcons came back onto the court firing on all cylinders for the first 10 minutes of the game after missing their first two shots then running to a quick 13 point lead.  But UCR said ‘no way’ on our home court and came back quickly to tie, then take the lead then go into the locker room with Air Force leading by just two at the half.  During this period of time Air Force found themselves not playing crisp in their passing game, finding themselves giving the personal fouls calls from the refs (at one time AF 7 PF’s and UCR 2 PF’s) and after shooting well early, going into a slump of not getting the ball through the net.  The Falcons went into the locker room shooting only 36% FG and 39% 3pt shots (but a nice 100% FT on 5-5 from the line). 

 

Returning to the court in the second half the Falcons really opened up the offense going both inside and out.  Much better shot selection and making shots resulted in 52% FG and 40% 3pt shooting.  And the defense, especially in the opening minutes, nailed down the court allowing AF to take a quick 10 pt lead within the first 5 minutes of play, and kept that lead for the remainder of the game.

 

Kudos to UCR who shot the ball very well early in the game to keep it close.  Normally a 27% 3pt shooting team, UCR went to the locker room at the half 5-10 and 50% from the arc.  AF defense tightened up and held them to 1-5 20% in the second half and 40% overall. Both teams battled on the boards with the bigger UCR team having the edge with 36 (12 off) rebounds with AF at 27 (7 off) rebounds.  Biggest key to the game may have been taking care of the ball with AF only having 11 TO’s compared to 19 for UCR with the Falcons getting 19 points off of those TO’s. 

 

Mike Lyons once again proved to be the leader of the Falcons with 22pts in 33 minutes to include 50% FG on 8-16 shooting.  Kyle Greene came off the bench for the first time this season and contributed 11 pts on 3-4 from the arc along with Taylor Broekhuis and his 10 pts.   DeLovell Earls got his first start and, although not scoring much, finished with 3 rebounds and 1 assist in 14 minutes.  Along with Kyle off the bench, Tre’ Coggins played very good minutes and gave 7 pts with 1 rebound and 4 steals.

 

This was a game to break off the rust after the long layoff.  It was not the best the Falcons have played but a gutsy game where they hopefully got back into the rhythm.  It was good to see Justin Hammonds back on the court playing 5 minutes after sitting out the first two thirds of the OOC schedule until the end of the semester.

 

Next up are a few days off for Christmas, reconvene in Florida to play #8 Florida in what will be a big challenge for Air Force. 

 

Air Force Falcons STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS

Mike Fitzgerald, F

22

0-2

0-1

0-0

1

3

2

1

0

1

4

0

delovell earls, f

14

1-5

0-0

0-0

1

3

1

0

0

2

0

2

taylor broekhuis, c

33

4-7

0-0

2-2

1

4

1

1

2

2

0

10

todd fletcher, g

37

2-5

1-3

1-2

1

2

2

2

0

0

1

6

michael lyons, g

33

8-16

1-4

5-7

1

6

3

0

0

2

3

22

bench

min

fgm-a

3pm-a

ftm-a

oreb

reb

ast

stl

blk

to

pf

pts

kyle green, g

17

4-5

3-4

0-0

0

1

2

0

0

1

2

11

marek olesinski, f

7

1-2

1-2

0-0

0

1

0

0

0

1

3

3

justin hammonds, f

5

0-1

0-0

0-0

0

1

0

0

0

1

2

0

kamryn williams, f

10

0-2

0-0

0-0

1

4

1

0

0

1

1

0

max yon, g

2

0-1

0-1

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

t coggins

20

3-7

1-3

0-0

0

1

0

4

0

0

1

7

totals

fgm-a

3pm-a

ftm-a

oreb

reb

ast

stl

blk

to

pf

pts

23-53

7-18

8-11

6

26

12

8

2

11

17

61

43.4%

38.9%

72.7%

 

 

UC Riverside Highlanders STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS

Chris Harriel, F

23

1-7

1-5

0-0

0

3

3

0

0

2

4

3

lucas devenny, f

16

0-2

0-0

0-0

2

6

2

0

0

0

1

0

robert smith, g

36

4-6

3-4

0-0

0

2

2

0

0

4

0

11

d guinn

23

0-6

0-1

0-0

1

3

2

0

0

0

2

0

j fox

16

3-5

0-0

2-3

1

4

0

0

1

0

0

8

bench

min

fgm-a

3pm-a

ftm-a

oreb

reb

ast

stl

blk

to

pf

pts

austin quick, g

30

2-5

2-5

0-0

0

2

1

0

0

4

1

6

t johns

19

2-6

0-0

5-7

3

5

0

1

2

3

1

9

s jones

2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

d boddie

6

0-1

0-0

2-2

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

2

c patton

29

6-12

0-0

2-3

3

7

1

2

1

5

2

14

totals

fgm-a

3pm-a

ftm-a

oreb

reb

ast

stl

blk

to

pf

pts

18-50

6-15

11-15

10

33

11

3

4

19

11

53

36.0%

40.0%

73.3%

 

GO FALCONS

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Posted: 12/22/2012 7:35 PM

Re: Preview+Postame: Air Force wins over U California Riverside 


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Posted: 12/22/2012 7:45 PM

Re: Preview+Postame: Air Force wins over U California Riverside 


Great win for the Falcons....I was only able to catch the second half..the crowed seemed into it..and the UC Coach did not care for the officiating lol..I will take it..

Go Air Force Beat the Gators
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Posted: 12/22/2012 9:51 PM

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After finals and a 14 day layoff from competition, any win on the road is a good win. The coaching and adjustments made by this years staff are a pleasant surprise. AFA would not have won this game the past three years. They would have folded in the second half. This team has a confidence not seen in quite some time.

Great win Falcons. Play to shock the world in South Florida.
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Posted: 12/23/2012 7:56 AM

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Yesterday, the Falcons got a good road win after not playing for two weeks. I agree with Falcon A, that the Falcons might not have won this game two years ago, but the seniors on this team seam to be on a mission. That mission begins with "Mission Impossible" with Florida on the horizon.

I like the idea of bring KG off the bench as the sixth man and starting Delovell, Kam or Justin at the "4" to give the Falcons a little more size on the front line. An excellent change by DP and the coaching staff. Florida has a smothering full court press, so having a taller wing as a target will improve the chances of getting the ball up court in that game.

Anyone know why Cam Michael didn't play and Max only got two minutes? Sick? Not shooting the three well in practice? Freshman/Sophmore finals load? Using the "bigger" guys to prep for the Florida game?

Those two are going to be the scoring leaders on the team next year when the five seniors graduate. I know. Try to win now, and worry about tomorrow later. But those two are going to be the leaders of AF Basketball starting next year, and I think they both bring a lot to the table for this year's team, especially with Fitz not shooting the three all that well.

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Posted: 12/23/2012 7:59 AM

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hoops.gifWith visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, the Falcons managed to overcome much to capture a good win on the road. Coaching staff halftime adjustments this year seem to result in the team overcoming their first half adversities to win the most important half of the game. After our game, I watched the Florida Gators play mortal basketball on the road at Kansas State and now think our Falcons can contend with them on the upcoming neutral court setting. Obviously, the Falcons will have to play flawlessly against a very talented opponent. GO FALCONS! Beat the Gators.
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Posted: 12/23/2012 9:14 AM

Smothering Full Court Press !!!!! 


I have seen Florida on TV several times in this early season and they seem to have a Full Court Press which doesn't quit at any time during the game ! It must be "mind disturbing" if you fall behind against this defense !
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Posted: 12/24/2012 4:21 AM

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Referred to the "official airforce basketball" athletic site. Of the five seniors, KG (Kyle Green) says on his player bio, that he would like to attend Pilot Training after the academy. Good on you, KG. Looking forward to a new "lefty heavy"........I would refer all to the "official air force basketball website" for insight on all 5 seniors post grad. Plans. listened to the game in narita, japan. great job falcons. mike L., keeps giving consistent play (real leadership). taylor b. played with confidence, (will need alot of that @ gatorland), todd had +30 minutes and 6 pts. (maybe a little fatigue?), fitz, seemed to press.....foul trouble early, and never got going offensively (0pts, 5pf) in +20 min of play. if size is what we want or need down the stretch, we must have size and scoring, along with off & def rbndng, confidence here. DeLov, good job on your first start. will need you to get "real big" underneath @ the swamp and in conference. As for our "bench".....I liked what KG brought, 11 pts., 17 min of play. nice drive to the basket, and 3 of 4 from downtown, classy post game interview. need KG to come off the bench hot (vinnie the microwave). Tre was a beast on the ball. 6pts, 4 steals in 20 min of play. Big O, sweet shot. @ the swamp, our bigs will need to be REAL BIG ON THE GLASS. SCORERS WILL HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO SCORE. Our seniors must play like we all know they can. our bench needs to be ready to come out hot and tough. i predict an upset........one for the record books! GO FALCON'S.....CLEAN UP THAT SWAMP!
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Posted: 12/24/2012 5:47 AM

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Falcon Fanatic, Check your PM. Thanks. 72 Eagle Driver
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Posted: 12/24/2012 7:35 AM

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I did and have nothing. Over.
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