Before leaving Fort Worth, here are some links.
Also, Gazette columnist David Ramsey caught up with former Air Force assistant Larry Mangino, who now serves as an assistant for the Denver Nuggets. Mangino had wanted the top job at Air Force when Jeff Bzdelik left for Colorado. Ramsey’s column is a great read. Find it here.
Finally, I’m interested if readers think Air Force will get a victory before the end of the regular season. Let me know in the comments section.
Finally a 3
Sophomore guard Evan Washington made his first 3-pointer since the start of Mountain West Conference play in the first half. Washington, who released the ball just before the shot clock expired, had missed his previous nine shots and hadn’t hit a shot from beyond the arc since Air Force’s Dec. 31 game against Stony Brook.
“It did feel good,” Washington said. “The shot clock was going down, I was the last option. I just shot it with confidence.”
Washington made all four of his shots from the floor and finished with 10 points and a pair of assists in 28 minutes.
Frogs get hot
TCU, which during its six-game losing streak had made just 38.6 percent of its shots from the floor, including 26.9 percent from 3-point range, made 52.4 percent of its shots, including 66.7 percent from 3, in the second half Wednesday.
“They got too many open looks,” Air Force coach Jeff Reynolds said.
Johnson out of sync
Senior guard Anwar Johnson scored 12 points but made a team-high four turnovers. “I think that’s not practicing,” Reynolds said of Johnson, who hasn’t practiced since mid-January because of an injured foot. “He’ll have a good game and then he’ll have an out-of-sync game.”
Freshman guard Brandon Provost scored his first career points on a pair of free throws. … Air Force made more turnovers (14) than assists (12) for the sixth straight game.