New Mexico pulls away from Air Force 74-67 (Feb 08, 2017)

New Mexico forward Joe Furstinger, left, celebrates with guard Dane Kuiper late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Air Force late, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at Air Force Academy, Colo. New Mexico won 74-67. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Sam Logwood scored 17 points and New Mexico beat Air Force 74-67 on Wednesday night for the Falcons’ third straight loss.

Neither team led by more than six after six lead changes until Aher Uguak’s 3-point play on the heels of Dane Kuiper’s back-to-back 3-pointers put the Lobos up 60-53 with 9:44 left to play. Frank Toohey hit a layup and Air Force closed to 65-63, then Hayden Graham tied it with a layup with 2:06 left.

Jordan Hunter made one of two from the line for a 68-67 New Mexico lead, then he and Elijah Brown combined for six free throws in the final 20 seconds. The Falcons missed six shots in the final 1:47. New Mexico didn’t have a basket after the 7:10 mark, getting its last 12 points from the foul line on 14 attempts.

Elijah Brown scored 13 points with four assists and Dane Kuiper hit 4 of 5 3-pointers for the Lobos (15-10, 8-5 Mountain West).

Graham led the Falcons (10-14, 3-8) with 17 points.