New Mexico vs UNLV

New Mexico wins big in Vegas, beats UNLV, 68-56


LAS VEGAS (AP) Kendall Williams poured in 29 points as New Mexico gained a measure of revenge in Las Vegas by knocking off UNLV, 68-56 Wednesday night.

New Mexico (20-5, 11-2) is in second place in the Mountain West Conference, a game behind San Diego State, which plays at New Mexico Saturday. The win avenged a 76-73 loss on Jan. 15 at The Pit.

Williams drilled a pair of 3-pointers to get the Lobos off to a fast start and finished the game shooting 11 of 17 from the floor and 4 of 7 from long range. Cameron Bairstow added 18 points and blocked five shots.

UNLV (17-9, 8-5) struggled from the field, connecting on just 19 of 60 field goal attempts (31.7 percent). Khem Birch scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Rebels, with Roscoe Smith and Bryce Dejean-Jones each adding 10 points.

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Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
San Diego St16-228-1041
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Boise St.11-720-12101
New Mexico10-817-15141
Colorado St.8-1018-16181
Utah St.7-1116-15153
Air Force5-1314-18226
San Jose St.4-149-22301
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UCF 49
AUB 66 Final
FLA 71
STL 89 Final
GMU 85
BC 62 Final
SYR 59
WICH 88 Final
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