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Ntambwe scores career-high 31, UNLV beats Wyoming 68-56

LAS VEGAS (AP) Joel Ntambwe had a career-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help UNLV beat Wyoming 68-56 on Saturday night.

Ntambwe made 11 of 17 from the field and 3 of 5 from 3-point range for the Rebels (8-6, 2-0 Mountain West), who are off to their best start in conference play in 13 years. UNLV beat Colorado State 78-76 in its Mountain West opener on Wednesday.

The Rebels trailed at halftime but took control with a 26-4 run early in the second half, capped at 56-40 by Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua's layup with 8:28 to play. The Cowboys (4-11, 0-2) cut the deficit to nine with seven straight points but got no closer.

Hunter Thompson had 15 of his career-high 17 points in the first half for Wyoming. Justin James scored 15 and Trace Young added 10 points.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 3 Hunter Thompson made 3-pt. jump shot 15:32
  Defensive rebound by Trace Young 16:10
  Amauri Hardy missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by A.J. Banks 16:12
+ 2 Justin James made layup 16:12
+ 1 Joel Ntambwe made 2nd of 2 free throws 16:24
+ 1 Joel Ntambwe made 1st of 2 free throws 16:24
  Shooting foul on Jordan Naughton 16:24
  Bad pass turnover on Justin James 16:37
  Defensive rebound by Jordan Naughton 16:56
  Joel Ntambwe missed free throw 16:56
  Shooting foul on Jordan Naughton 16:56
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Wyoming 4-11 322456
home team logo UNLV 8-6 303868
Team Stats
away team logo Wyoming 4-11 65.8 PPG 34.1 RPG 10.3 APG
home team logo UNLV 8-6 73.4 PPG 42.5 RPG 12.9 APG
Key Players
1
J. James 22.1 PPG 8.5 RPG 4.4 APG 40.9 FG%
1
K. Clyburn 14.1 PPG 5.3 RPG 1.2 APG 43.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB