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NCAA Game Summary - Air Force at New Mexico



(Wednesday, March 5th)

Final Score: (21) New Mexico 80, Air Force 52

Albuquerque, NM (SportsNetwork.com) - Cameron Bairstow tallied 21 points and seven rebounds as the 21st-ranked New Mexico Lobos routed Air Force, 80-52, on Wednesday from The Pit.

Kendall Williams added 13 points while Cleveland Thomas and Alex Kirk each posted 10 as New Mexico (24-5, 15-2 Mountain West) will head into its regular season finale showdown with San Diego State riding a six-game winning streak.

Tre' Coggins and Justin Hammonds netted 11 points apiece as Air Force (11-17, 5-12) dropped its second straight tilt and 10th in the last 12. The Falcons host Boise State on Saturday.

Williams gave the home Senior Night crowd something to cheer about right off the bat, canning a triple just 19 seconds into the contest. Midway through the period, a pair of Thomas free throws capped an 8-0 run and put the Lobos in front, 20-7.

Air Force pulled back within seven points three times late in the first half but never got over the hump. Kirk's jam right before the halftime buzzer highlighted a 7-0 surge to end the frame and had UNM in front, 34-20, at halftime.

"I thought we had the jitters to start us off. I thought Kendall and Cam, emotionally, it's a tough deal, going down that ramp the last time and doing some things that they've done here. So we didn't get off to the greatest of starts, even though we were up 14 at half," said New Mexico coach Craig Neal.

The hosts shot 60 percent and dominated the second half, going up 54-34 at the midway point on another Kirk dunk.

With the game well in hand in the closing moments, senior walk-on Chris Perez, who started the contest but was removed less than a minute in, converted a layup for his only points of the season.

Game Notes

New Mexico has won 12 of 13 games ... The Lobos improved to 32-3 all-time against Air Force at The Pit ... UNM outscored Air Force 34-24 in the paint.

03/06 02:29:24 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
1st
ORL 18
CHA 25
 
Final
PHI 2
UTA 6
 
Final
CHI 86
LAC 96
1st OT
HOU 105
CLE 103
 
1st
ORL 18
CHA 25
 
2nd
BOS 38
GSW 25
 
1st
IND 15
PHI 9
 
1st
SAC 17
POR 29
 
6:30pm Tonight
LAL
OKC
8:00pm Tonight
DEN
NOP
Final
NIAG 57
FAIR 56
 
Final
PETE 68
IONA 60
 
Final
RIDE 59
MAR 49
 
Final
MAN 69
QUIN 65
 
Final
UCONN 81
SMU 73
Final
CAL 73
ORST 56
Final
HOU 72
SFLA 55
Final
PROV 77
MARQ 66
Final
WISC 68
MSU 61
2nd
MON 62
SIENA 57
 
1st
WAKE 0
PITT 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
STAN
OREG
7:30pm Tonight
OSU
PURD
8:30pm Tonight
COL
ARST
9:30pm Tonight
UCLA
WASU
3rd
WIN 4
LOS 1
 
2nd
PIT 3
CLB 1
 
2nd
FLA 2
TAM 1
 
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
9:30pm Tonight
VAN
STL