Falcons Nip Lobos at the Wire, 51-50
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/14/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 14, 2004

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USAFA, Col. - Antoine Hood made a free throw with 9.7 seconds left to give Air Force a 51-50 victory over New Mexico. The Lobos fall to 13-9 overall and 4-5 in the Mountain West Conference. Air Force improves to 18-3 and maintains its first-place standing in the league at 8-1.

UNM has now lost 23 straight road games, including 16 consecutive MWC contests away from home.

With the score tied at 50, Hood was fouled by Troy DeVries. Hood made the first, but missed the second. UNM's Danny Granger got the rebound, but his 3-point try to win the game was off the mark as time expired.

Granger led the Lobos with 15 points and seven rebounds.

The Lobos led 41-34 with 11:23 left in the game following a basket by David Chiotti. The Falcons chipped away and took a 45-44 lead on a pair of free throws by Nick Welch with 3:26 left.

Trailing 48-46, seldom-used reserve Jeff Hart nailed a 3-pointer as the Lobos regained the lead at 49-48 with 1:19 to play. Hood made a pair of free throws with 1:04 remaining as the Falcons got the lead back at 50-49. Chiotti tied the game at 50 by making one of two fouls shots with 33 seconds left.

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