Jan. 31, 2009
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -Joe Darger had a game-high 18 points and UNLV connected on 12 3-pointers as the Rebels handed Air Force its eighth straight loss, 59-38, Saturday afternoon.
The Rebels attempted 30 shots from 3-point range, with Kendall Wallace scoring all of his 15 points from beyond the arc. Wink Adams added 13 points for UNLV, while Matt Holland led Air Force with 13 points.
The Falcons hit just 5-of-20 shots from 3-point range and shot 35 percent from the field in the loss, their ninth in 10 games.
UNLV improved to 17-4 on the season, 5-2 in the Mountain West Conference, while Air Force fell to 9-11 overall and 0-7 in conference play.
Air Force Post-Game Notes
-- Air Force is 0-7 in conference play for the first time since the 1993-94 season
-- Air Force's 16 turnovers tied the most against an MWC team this season (New Mexico)
-- Today's attendance of 4,020 is the largest at Clune Arena this season
-- Air Force wore its gray home uniforms for the first time this season
-- Air Force held UNLV to 41.7 percent shooting, the second-lowest by a MWC team against the Falcons this season (Utah, 37 percent)
-- Anwar Johnson tied his career-high with four assists
-- Johnson tied his season high with six rebounds
-- Brandon Provost grabbed a career-high two rebounds in a career-high 23 minutes