San Diego State vs UNLV

UNLV 72, San Diego St. 70

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Anthony Bennett had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and UNLV hung on in the final seconds to beat San Diego State 72-70 on Saturday night.

After a 14-0 run gave UNLV its largest lead at 67-57, the Aztecs came back and had a chance to go ahead in the final seconds, but Jamaal Franklin with whistled for a traveling violation with two seconds remaining.

Khem Birch added 16 points for the Rebels (19-7, 6-5 Mountain West).

Bennett, who had three blocks, finished 4 of 5 from 3-point range.

Chase Tapley led the Aztecs (18-7, 6-5) with 22 points and six rebounds. JJ O'Brien added 15 points, all in the first half, and 11 rebounds.

Franklin, who finished with 11 points and five steals, also missed a potential tying 3-pointer from the top left arc with 29 seconds left. After Franklin's miss, UNLV's Justin Hawkins made 1 of 2 free throws to make it 71-67.

Tapley hit a 3-pointer to cut it to 71-70. On the ensuing inbounds play, O'Brien tied up Bryce DeJean-Jones, and the Aztecs got the ball on the possession arrow. But Franklin took too many steps.

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San Diego State Aztecs
J. O'Brien, F367-170-1112315
D. Stephens, F212-30-04014
C. Tapley, G348-182-461322
J. Franklin, G335-151-132311
J. Rahon, G30-00-00000
X. Thames322-52-21137
W. Shepard232-63-45117
S. Spencer141-40-03032
D. Polee II41-40-02002
Totals 28-728-124271770
 38.9%66.7% 
UNLV Rebels
K. Birch, F335-66-671316
A. Bennett, F277-123-3121321
A. Marshall, G380-81-24631
B. Dejean-Jones, G232-54-63218
K. Reinhardt, G211-53-42426
J. Hawkins283-101-22207
M. Moser173-71-24139
S. Goodman82-40-02004
Q. Thomas30-10-02000
D. Cook20-00-00000
Totals 23-5819-2543171572
 39.7%76% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
San Diego St16-231-5
New Mexico15-327-7
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Nevada10-815-17
Boise St.9-921-13
Wyoming9-918-15
Fresno St.9-921-18
Utah St.7-1118-14
Colorado St.7-1116-16
Air Force6-1212-18
San Jose St.1-177-24
 
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