'Dogs Host Air Force for Wednesday Night Matchup
Feb. 4, 2014
Game #21 Feb. 5, 2014 7 p.m. PT
Fresno State (12-8, 6-3 MW) vs Air Force (1-18, 0-9 MW)
The Fresno State women's basketball team hosts Air Force at the Save Mart Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m. PT for Salute to Services Night at the Save Mart Center.
Coming off a bye weekend, the Bulldogs are looking to sweep the Falcons, as Fresno State defeated Air Force 77-43 earlier this season on Jan. 8 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The 'Dogs hold a 5-0 advantage in the series, winning 2-of-5 games over the Falcons in Fresno. Last year the Bulldogs defeated Air Force 60-47 at the Save Mart Center and 80-55 on the road.
In the last matchup of the two teams, Fresno State shot 44.1 percent from the field and connected on 40 percent of 3-point shots made. The Bulldogs also shot 84.6 percent from the free-throw line and scored 77 points on the road while grabbing 40 rebounds. The 'Dogs limited the Falcons to only 43 points and forced Air Force into 23 turnovers.
Last time around senior Taylor Thompson led Fresno State with 18 points while junior Alex Sheedy recorded her third double-double in the win off of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Air Force was led by sophomore Missy Byrd who scored a career-high 17 points to lead the Falcons' offense.
The Bulldogs are 3-1 in Mountain West home games, while Air Force is 0-9 overall on the road this season.
The Bulldogs have the second best scoring defense in the MW, allowing just 63.1 points per game, and in 3-point field goal defense. Air Force is averaging 55.8 points per game this season.
► Sophomore center Jacinta Vandenberg matched her career-high with 15 points at Wyoming last week. This was the sixth time this year that Vandenberg has scored in the double figures. She also recorded a team-high eight rebounds and added three blocks and one steal. Vandenberg has started in all 20 games this year and leads the Bulldogs averaging 6.3 rebounds per game. Vandenberg ranks third in the conference in blocked shots (1.6).
► Fresno State is looking to bounce back after a road loss to Wyoming last week where the Bulldogs ran into the hot-shooting Wyoming Cowgirls who connected with 31 of their field goals, shooting 49.2 percent on the night.
Scouting Air Force (1-18, 0-9 MW)
Series History with Air Force