Recap: UNLV vs. Air Force
Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Tre' Coggins scored 20 points, leading four starters in double figures, as the Air Force Falcons stunned the UNLV Runnin' Rebels, 75-68, in Mountain West Conference play at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Max Yon accounted for 13 points for the Falcons (8-5, 2-0 MWC), followed by Marek Olesinski and Kamryn Williams with 11 points apiece, the latter clearing nine rebounds as the team won for the fifth time in six tries.
The Runnin' Rebels (10-5, 1-1) were paced by Bryce Dejean-Jones with a game- high 28 points and six assists, while Kevin Olekaibe dropped in 13 points. Khem Birch pitched in with eight points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots as the squad had a seven-game win streak snapped.
UNLV led by a basket early in the meeting, but the team allowed the visitors to knock down 59.3 percent from the floor, en route to a 41-33 score at the break.
In the second half the Falcons maintained their edge, hitting on 44.0 percent from the floor and 9-of-13 at the free-throw line on the way to the seven- point victory.
Air Force won at UNLV for just the second time in program history. The Falcons are now 2-20 against UNLV in Las Vegas.Game Notes