AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Phillip McDonald scored 25 points to lead New Mexico to a 73-50 victory over Air Force on Wednesday night.
The Lobos (17-3, 3-2 Mountain West) beat the Falcons for the fifth consecutive time and picked up their third straight victory. Air Force (8-9, 0-4) has dropped five of its last six.
McDonald connected on 7-of-10 3-point attempts, and the Lobos hit nine of their 13 3-pointers in the second half to pull away. Conversely, the Falcons hit just 3 of 24 shots from beyond the arc.
Air Force scored the first six points before New Mexico tied the game with back-to-back 3-pointers in a first half that featured three lead changes and five ties. The Lobos took a 31-24 lead to the locker room.