Senior Michael Lyons from Newport News had 30 points and five assists Saturday as the Air Force Falcons (17-12, 8-8
Lyons sank a 3-pointer to close UNM's lead to 87-86 with 16 seconds left. After New Mexico went 1-of-2 from the free-throw line, Todd Fletcher hit a 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left for the win.
Jamelle Hagins had 15 rebounds and 12 points for the Blue Hens.
The Blue Hens will face
John Caleb Sanders scored 19 as Liberty beat Gardner-Webb 65-62 in a Big South semifinal in Conway, S.C.
The Flames (14-20), who have won on successive days by a total of four points, advance to Sunday's final to take on the top seed from the South Division, Charleston Southern.
The Buccaneers (19-11) beat VMI 71-65 as Arlon Harper poured in a career-high 33 points, including four free throws in the last 22 seconds.
Rodney Glasgow, who scored a career-best 31 for the Keydets (14-17), converted a three-point play with 25 seconds left to bring VMI within 67-65.
Richmond earned the eighth seed in the 12-team
Freshman Terry Allen shot 7-of-7 from the field and scored a season-high 17 points as UR (18-13, 8-8 Atlantic 10) snapped a two-game skid.. ...
Miguel Paul had 22 points and 10 assists as host
Randolph-Macon (21-9) upended host Worcester Polytechnic Institute 79-68 in the
The Yellow Jackets, who were unranked in the last d3hoops.com top 25 taken after the regular season, upended the No. 4 WPI team (26-3) and advanced to face No. 2 Amherst (Mass.).
R-MC was led by 18 points and six rebounds from sophomore big man Joe Hassell. Connor Sullivan and Lamar Giggetts joined Hassell in double figures with 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Erin Neal scored 16 points as seventh-seeded Longwood edged No. 6 Radford 54-51 to reach the Big South championship game in Conway, S.C., where one team from
Daeisha Brown added 14 points, including two free throws in the closing seconds, for the Lancers (14-18).
Victoria Hamilton had 14 points for Radford (16-14), which is coached by Kecoughtan High alumna Tajama Abraham Ngongba.
The Lancers will face top-seeded Liberty, which wore down No. 5 Campbell 70-56 despite falling behind 14-3.
Devon Brown had 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Flames (26-6), who answered the 14-3 deficit with a 22-3 run. Campbell fell to 20-11 despite Tonisha Baker's 18 points.
The game marked the return to the bench of Liberty coach Carey Green, who missed Friday's semifinal win over Gardner-Webb while attending his father's funeral. Green has led the Flames to 11 Big South tournament titles in his 13-plus seasons.
Reserve sophomore Latifah Coleman scored 15 of her career-high 17 points in the last six minutes for the Tar Heels. They will face top-seeded