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Air Force's Tre Coggins does not travel with team on two-game trip

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

Air Force hasn't completely fallen off the radar in the Mountain West this season despite several personnel losses from a year ago, and the improvement of Tre Coggins has been a primary reason.

But the Falcons will have to play their next two games without their leading scorer.

Coggins did not travel with the team on their road trip this week to Boise State and Nevada, due to disciplinary reasons.

“We left him back. We didn't bring him,” head coach Dave Pilipovich told the Colorado Springs Gazette. “The reason being we have standards that we expect out of our cadet athletes and he hasn't met those standards the last couple of days. We left him behind and we'll revisit the situation once we get back on Monday. I expect him back at practice on Monday.

“It was not an academy decision; it was a men's basketball program decision. Sometimes players just have to mature and get through some things and this was for the betterment of the team right now and where we're at.”

Coggins, a 6-foot-2 sophomore, is averaging 17.4 points and 2.7 assists this season, while shooting 44.5 percent from 3-point range. He has taken one of the biggest leaps forward this season, after putting up just 2.4 points in 10.1 minutes last a year ago.

Air Force is 9-9 overall, 3-4 in the Mountain West.

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