Idaho State (1-4) vs. Air Force (5-1)
Clune Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Idaho State plays Air Force in a non-conference matchup. Air Force won over Denver 66-65 on Wednesday, while Idaho State fell 74-58 to Kansas City on Monday.
TEAM LEADERSHIP: A.J. Walker has averaged 18.7 points and 4.2 rebounds to lead the way for the Falcons. Ethan Taylor has paired with Walker and is producing 10.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game. The Bengals are led by Tarik Cool, who is averaging 11.4 points.TERRIFIC TARIK: Cool has connected on 20 percent of the 15 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 2 of 7 over his last three games. He’s also made 61.5 percent of his foul shots this season.
COLD SPELL: Idaho State has lost its last three road games, scoring 57 points, while allowing 73.3 per game.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Bengals have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Falcons. Air Force has an assist on 42 of 76 field goals (55.3 percent) over its past three outings while Idaho State has assists on 33 of 59 field goals (55.9 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Idaho State has scored 62.2 points while allowing 71 points over its last five games. Air Force has averaged 66.2 points while giving up only 59.6 over its last five.
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