One could argue that the Air Force basketball program’s high-water mark was January 9, 2007.
On that night, the Falcons overcame a 21-point deficit to defeat New Mexico, 65-57 in front of an announced record crowd of 6,511 at Clune Arena. With the victory Air Force improved to 16-1, the best record through 17 games in program history.
Just three years and 11 days later, again facing the Lobos at Clune Arena, Air Force lost a Mountain West Conference regular season game for the 20th consecutive time. And like many of the losses, it came at a mostly empty Clune.
Also, here’s columnist David Ramsey’s piece on MWC hoops and whether the league can shake its recent dismal history at the NCAA Tournament.
Switching from the hardwood to the ice, hockey writer Joe Paisley previews Air Force’s weekend series with Holy Cross.
And, finally, the official announcement about Tim DeRuyter heading to Texas A&M should come down today. Aggies linebacker Michael Hodges, who spent a year at the academy before transferring to A&M, is excited about the DeRuyter hire.