(20) New Mexico 59

(14-4, 4-1 MW)

Air Force 54

(10-7, 1-5 MW)

    4:00 PM ET, January 21, 2006

    1 2 T
    #20UNM 30 2959
    AFA 30 2454

    Lobos turn up the D and shut down Falcons

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- Dionne Marsh scored 21 points to lead New Mexico (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) to a 59-54 win over Air Force on Saturday.

    Marsh was 11-for-15 from the free-throw line. Brandi Kimble added 11 points for the Lobos (14-4, 4-1 Mountain West Conference).

    The Falcons (10-7, 1-5) led 45-39 in the second half after a 3-pointer from Letricia Castillo, but the Lobos took advantage of their free throw chances. New Mexico outscored the Falcons 12-2 over the final 3:52, with 10 of those points coming from the foul line.

    Air Force went 3-of-4 from the line for the entire game.

    New Mexico led 28-21 in the final minutes of the first half before Air Force went on a 9-2 run, capped by Dawn Higginbotham's basket off a steal, to tie the game at 30 at halftime.

    Alecia Steele and Higginbotham led Air Force with 12 points each.

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