UNLV Holds Off Air Force, 58-51

    Forward Keith Maren splits UNLV's Curtis Terry and Joe Darger during the first half. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Sam Morris)
    Forward Keith Maren splits UNLV's Curtis Terry and Joe Darger during the first half. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Sam Morris)

    Feb. 12, 2008

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    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Wink Adams scored 13 points and Corey Bailey added 11 to lift UNLV to a 58-51 victory against Air Force on Tuesday night.

    The game was tied at 42 with six minutes to play before the Rebels (19-5, 8-2 Mountain West Conference) went on a 5-0 run and never trailed again. Bailey capped the rally with a 3-pointer.

    Air Force (12-11, 4-6) scored the next four points to pull within one, but Adams converted a 3-point play to extend the lead to four and the Falcons committed a shot clock violation on their next possession.

    Joe Darger scored nine of his 11 points in the final two minutes, including a 3-pointer with 32 seconds to play to give the Rebels a five point advantage.

    UNLV led by one at halftime, but Air Force used a pair of 3-pointers from Keith Maren to open the second half on a 7-0 run to build its biggest lead of the game, 31-26.

    Andrew Henke led Air Force with a game-high 15 points, while Maren had 11 and pulled down a career-high eight rebounds.

    The Falcons return home to face Wyoming on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Clune Arena beginning at 4 p.m.

    Air Force Post-Game Notes

    Team
    • Air Force has made a three-pointer in 473 consecutive games
    • Air Force outrebounded an MWC opponent for just the second time this season
    • Air Force's nine offensive rebounds are the second-most in one game this season
    • Air Force's 32 rebounds are the most against an MWC opponent this season
    • Air Force's 48 field-goal attempts are the most against an MWC opponent this season
    • Air Force's 40 percent shooting from the free-throw line is the worst this season

    Individual
    Andrew Henke's 15 points and six rebounds are the most against an MWC opponent this season
    • Henke tied his career-highs with three assists and 35 minutes played
    Keith Maren pulled down a career-high eight rebounds, the most by an Air Force player this season
    • Maren tied his career-high by playing 35 minutes
    Derek Brooks played a career-high 11 minutes and scored points (2) for just the second time this season

     

     

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