Air Force, Fresno State meet in conference play

Air Force (10-15, 5-8) vs. Fresno State (19-6, 10-3)

Save Mart Center, Fresno, California; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Fresno State plays host to Air Force in a MWC matchup. Air Force fell 76-62 at home to Utah State in its last outing. Fresno State is coming off an 81-73 win on the road over New Mexico in its most recent game.

TEAM LEADERSHIP: The junior tandem of Lavelle Scottie and Ryan Swan has led the Falcons. Scottie has averaged 15.5 points and 5.2 rebounds while Swan has put up 12.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. The Bulldogs have been anchored by seniors Braxton Huggins and Deshon Taylor, who have combined to score 35.5 points per contest.

LEAPING FOR LAVELLE: Scottie has connected on 29.3 percent of the 82 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 8 over his last three games. He’s also made 62 percent of his foul shots this season.

WINLESS WHEN: Air Force is 0-8 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 10-7 when scoring at least 61.

UNBEATEN WHEN: Air Force is a perfect 7-0 when it scores at least 73 points. The Falcons are 3-15 when scoring any fewer than 73.

DID YOU KNOW: Fresno State has made 10.1 3-pointers per game this season, which is tops among MWC teams. The Bulldogs have averaged 12.7 3-pointers per game over their last three games.


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