Men’s Basketball Travels To Air Force

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgStory Links Both teams come into the game with some momentum, coming off wins against non-Division I opponents. Drake defeated NAIA Mount Marty, 92-74, while Air Force recorded a 99-42 victory against Division III opponent Johnson & Wales in its last outing. Live Audio In six previous meetings between the teams, Drake has won all six games, including two at Air Force. The teams last met in Des Moines in 2011. Former Drake head coach Kurt Kanaskie is also an associate head coach for Air Force. Kanaskie coached at Drake from 1996-2003 and coached current Drake assistant coach Matt Woodley. Scoring has at times been a struggle for both teams this season, as both rank outside the top 100 nationally in points per game. However, Drake makes up for that by ranking 66th nationally in points allowed per game at 63.2. Drake has held seven of its 10 Division I opponents below their scoring averages on the season. This includes holding Murray State to 53 points compared to their average of 73, as well as holding Milwaukee to 53 compared to their scoring average of 77.4.Following Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs will enjoy the holiday break before beginning conference play at Bradley Dec. 31. The Bulldogs return home, where they have won 11-straight games, Jan. 4 to host Indiana State. Live Stats Drake Game Notes MW Network Drake is led in scoring by seven-footer Liam Robbins, who is averaging 11.4 points per game. In Drake’s last game, Robbins recorded a career-high 25 points. Along with the 25 points, he grabbed 10 boards, notching the first double-double of his young career. Air Force is led in scoring and rebounding by senior Lavelle Scottie. He is averaging 14.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, respectively.  The Drake men’s basketball team travels to the Front Range of Colorado Saturday to take on the Air Force Falcons at 1 p.m. CST in Clune Arena. The contest is the Bulldogs’ final non-conference game of the season before beginning Missouri Valley Conference play following the Christmas holiday.The Bulldogs (9-3) are searching for their first true road victory of the season, previously having fallen at Cincinnati and No. 14 Dayton. Air Force (6-6) is looking to avoid falling back below the .500 mark on the season, but the Falcons are 3-2 on their home court this season. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more