AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Jordan Johnson scored 20 points and Jovan Mooring had 15, including a critical 3-pointer with fewer than 20 seconds to play, and UNLV held off Air Force 81-76 on Wednesday night.
The Falcons had scored five quick points to close within 77-75 with 45 seconds left. Mooring, dribbling the shot clock down, drilled a shot from the right wing a good five feet behind the 3-point line with 19.6 seconds remaining. He also hit 1 of 2 free throws after an Air Force miss.
UNLV made half of its 18 3-pointers and shot 63 percent overall (29 of 46), while Air Force had six 3s and shot 41 percent (25 of 61). However, Air Force went 20 of 24 from the foul line had had a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds that led to 19 second chance points.
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