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UNLV 66, Nevada 54


LAS VEGAS (AP) - Khem Birch scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead UNLV to a 66-54 victory over intrastate rival Nevada on Tuesday night.

After falling behind 11-10 with 13:26 left in the first half, the Runnin' Rebels (17-4, 4-2 Mountain West) used a 9-1 run to go up by seven with 9:10 left before halftime, and UNLV never looked back. The win was UNLV's fourth in five games and its seventh in a row against Nevada.

Anthony Bennett added 13 points and nine rebounds.

The game was the first between the programs as Mountain West members and the Silver State rivals' first as conference foes since 1995-96, when both were members of the Big West.

Jerry Evans Jr. and Deonte Burton scored 14 points apiece for the Wolf Pack (11-9, 2-4), and Evans pulled down nine rebounds.

Both teams next play Saturday: UNLV at Boise State, Nevada at New Mexico.

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Nevada Wolf Pack
K. Panzer, F272-40-04005
D. Burton, G406-132-327114
J. Evans Jr., G355-103-490114
M. Story, G332-93-51349
J. Burris, G271-70-06123
D. Elliott131-10-04052
C. Huff131-42-21035
M. Coleman121-20-01002
Totals 19-5010-1428111654
UNLV Rebels
A. Bennett, F225-113-690213
Q. Thomas, F111-24-44016
A. Marshall, G383-70-01618
B. Dejean-Jones, G244-92-284211
K. Reinhardt, G233-70-01119
J. Hawkins291-50-22532
K. Birch245-94-671114
M. Moser231-61-27223
D. Cook40-20-01000
C. Lopez-Sosa20-10-00000
B. Cheaney00-00-00000
Totals 23-5914-2244191366
Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Fresno St.0-05-083
Colorado St.0-05-14
New Mexico0-04-137
Utah St.0-04-146
Air Force0-04-2136
San Diego St0-04-346
Boise St.0-03-3162
San Jose St.0-03-3274
Other games
WISC 49 Final
NCST 55 Final
UVA 58
IAST 68 Final
NEB 65 Final
UK 87 Final