Air Force Falcons men's basketball

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Air Force Falcons
2018–19 Air Force Falcons men's basketball team
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UniversityUnited States Air Force Academy
Head coachDave Pilipovich (6th season)
ConferenceMountain West
LocationColorado Springs, Colorado
ArenaClune Arena
(Capacity: 5,939)
NicknameFalcons
ColorsBlue and Silver[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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NCAA Tournament Appearances
1960, 1962, 2004, 2006
Conference Regular Season Champions
MWC: 2004

The Air Force Falcons men's basketball team represents the United States Air Force Academy, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in NCAA Division I basketball competition. They play their home games at the Clune Arena and are members of the Mountain West Conference. Their current head coach is Dave Pilipovich.

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Falcons have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments, with a combined record of 0–4.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
1960 Round of 25 DePaul L 63–69
1962 Round of 25 Texas Tech L 66–68
2004 11 S Round of 64 (6) North Carolina L 52–63
2006 13 E Round of 64 (4) #13 Illinois L 69–78

NIT results[edit]

The Falcons have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament, with a record of 3–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2007 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Austin Peay
Georgia
DePaul
Clemson
W 75–51
W 83–52
W 52–51
L 67–68

CIT results[edit]

The Falcons have appeared in two CollegeInsider.com Tournaments, with a combined record of 2–2.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2011 First Round
Second Round
North Dakota
Santa Clara
W 77–67
L 75–88
2013 First Round
Second Round
Hawaiʻi
Weber State
W 69–65
L 57–78

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

Trivia[edit]

The team attended the 1976 USA Team Handball Nationals and became second in the adults and collegiate division.[3]

After the nationals Bob Djokovich and Thomas Schneeberger founded USAFA Team Handball.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AF Branding & Trademark Licensing > About Us > The Air Force Symbol > Display Guidelines". Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Bob Djokovich Independent Director". USA Team Handball. Archived from the original on 2018-07-05. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  3. ^ Djokovic, Bob (2019). ""I am hoping that one of the US clubs will qualify to the 2019 Super Globe" - Bob Djokovic". 2019 IHF Super Globe (Interview). Archived from the original on 2019-05-07. Retrieved 2019-05-07. Our team heard that there was a national championship in this sport, so we sent our varsity basketball team to the tournament, where we finished second.

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