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Air Force holds off Niagara 77-71

Dec 29, 2009 - 7:13 AM EL PASO, Texas(AP) -- Evan Washington scored 19 points and Tom Fow added 17 as Air Force held off a late rally by Niagara for a 77-71 victory in the first round of the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational on Monday night.

Taylor Broekhuis had 12 points for the Falcons (7-4), who outshot the Purple Eagles 54.2 percent-37.5 percent.

Tyrone Lewis led Niagara (8-5) with 16 points.

Air Force will play UTEP in the invitational championship game Tuesday.

The Falcons led by as many as 10 and were up 72-65 with 1:56 to play when the Purple Eagles stormed back. Niagara scored the next seven points to pull within 72-71 with 41 second remaining but couldn't get any closer.

Air Force hit 5 of 6 free throws to end the game.








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    NIAGARA 71
    AIR FORCE 77 FINAL

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    Niagara 69, Air Force 72  2nd - 0:52Dec 29 1:28 AM


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    NIAGARA 29
    AIR FORCE 35 HALFTIME

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