Scores

Final

Air Force 57

(16-11, 7-5 MW)

UNLV 63

(14-11, 6-6 MW)

    10:30 PM ET, February 26, 2005

    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    AFA 30 2757
    UNLV 24 3963

    Top Performers

    Air Force: N. Welch 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    UNLV: R. Beck 20 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast

    UNLV 63, Air Force 57

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- UNLV's Romel Beck had a game-high 20 points and 10 rebounds Saturday night and Michael Umeh added 15 as the Rebels won their fifth straight in a 63-57 victory over Air Force.

    UNLV (14-11, 6-6 Mountain West Conference) broke through with an 18-2 run midway through the second half, including two three-point plays from Umeh and a 3-pointer from Beck with 5:10 to play that capped the rally and gave UNLV a 53-46 lead.

    The Rebels held on late thanks to a shot clock-beating 3-pointer from Odartey Blankson and a 5-for-5 effort at the foul line from Ricky Morgan.

    Blankson had nine points and six rebounds for the Rebels.

    Air Force (16-11, 7-4) only connected on three field goals in the final 12:13. The Falcons have lost four of their last five games.

    Antoine Hood led Air Force with 17 points, and Nick Welch had 15 points, six assists and six rebounds.

    The Falcons led the entire first half, using a pair of 3-pointers from Welch to open an 18-9 lead with 7:16 to play in the half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AFA
    UNLV
    Points 57 63
    FG Made-Attempted 20-53 (.377) 19-36 (.528)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-31 (.290) 5-11 (.455)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-9 (.889) 20-26 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 8

    2004-05 Season

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