Air Force falls to Brock University, 66-63, in exhibition men's basketball

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Rohan Steed's three-pointer with one-tenth of a second remaining lifted the Brock University (Canada) men's basketball team to a 66-63 victory over Air Force in an exhibition game at the academy's Clune Arena Oct. 31.

Steed took a pass from Brad Rootes in the left corner after Rootes drove the lane but was forced to pass by the Falcon defense. Steed nailed the three-pointer, just his second field goal of the game, and Air Force could not get a shot off after taking a time out.

The Falcons held a 61-56 lead with five minutes left after a three-pointer by Tim Anderson, who led Air Force with 25 points and made six of seven shots from long range. Rootes cut the lead to three with a pair of free throws and the Badgers tied the game at 61-all on a three-pointer by Scott Murray at the 2:41 mark.

Anderson made a layup with two minutes left, then Mike Kemp, who led the Badgers with 25 points, hit two free throws with 1:43 left to tie the game. Each team had a couple of shots down the stretch, including a short jumper by Anderson that rimmed out and set up Brock's final possession.

Murray added 20 points and Rootes dished out 10 assists for the Badgers, while Eric Kenzik had 11 points and Keith Maren pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for Air Force.

The Falcons open the 2007-08 regular season on Friday, Nov. 9 in the Air Force Classic at Clune Arena. Air Force plays Dartmouth in the first round, beginning at 8 p.m., preceded by Northern Colorado and Virginia Military Institute playing at 5:30 p.m.

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