Johnson, Mooring lead UNLV past Air Force 81-76
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — 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.
Kris Clyburn had 16 points for the Runnin’ Rebels (13-4, 2-2 Mountain West Conference) and Tervell Beck had 12.
Lavelle Scottie hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and finished with 26 points, one shy of his career high, to lead the Falcons (6-10, 0-4), who have lost four straight. Ryan Swan added 16 points.
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.