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Clyburn scores career-high 25, UNLV beats New Mexico 80-69

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Kris Clyburn had a career-high 25 points and nine rebounds and UNLV held New Mexico without a field goal for six minutes down the stretch for an 80-69 victory on Tuesday night.

The Runnin' Rebels (9-6, 3-0 Mountain West) took advantage of a somewhat flat Lobos squad that struggled in its new zone defense, particularly in the second half when UNLV hit 57 percent from the field.

Perhaps the bigger story, though, was New Mexico (8-7, 2-1) going 6-for-25 in the second half as the Rebels recovered from a 42-35 halftime deficit.

But the Lobos only trailed 66-65 with after Corey Manigault made a put-back and Makuach Maluach hit two foul shots with five minutes left. New Mexico, however, would not score another bucket until the waning seconds.

Noah Robotham added 14 points and eight assists for UNLV, while Vance Jackson scored 14 to lead the Lobos.

BIG PICTURE

UNLV: This is the first time UNLV has started Mountain West Conference play at 3-0 and now the Rebels have sole possession of first place - at least until Wednesday when 2-0 Fresno State takes on Utah State.

New Mexico: The Lobos haven't started 3-0 in conference play since the 2015-16 season when they finished 10-8.

HONORS

Conference player of the week Anthony Mathis, who scored 27 points in the Lobos defeat of then-No. 6 Nevada on Saturday, finishing with just nine points on 3-of-14 shooting, including 2 of 10 on 3s. He came into the game shooting 44 percent from beyond the arc.

UP NEXT

New Mexico next plays at Colorado State on Saturday. The Rams got their first conference win Tuesday.

UNLV remains on the road Saturday to play Air Force, one of three teams without a conference victory.

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Key Players
S. Juiston
10 F
V. Jackson
2 G
25.9 Min. Per Game 25.9
11.9 Pts. Per Game 11.9
2.4 Ast. Per Game 2.4
7.1 Reb. Per Game 7.1
44.3 Field Goal % 43.6
30.8 Three Point % 39.1
57.1 Free Throw % 56.9
  Lost ball turnover on Anthony Mathis, stolen by Joel Ntambwe 14.0
  Offensive rebound by Anthony Mathis 22.0
  Anthony Mathis missed 3-pt. jump shot 24.0
+ 1 Noah Robotham made 2nd of 2 free throws 28.0
+ 1 Noah Robotham made 1st of 2 free throws 28.0
  Personal foul on Dane Kuiper 28.0
+ 2 Anthony Mathis made layup 32.0
+ 1 Kris Clyburn made 2nd of 2 free throws 37.0
+ 1 Kris Clyburn made 1st of 2 free throws 37.0
  Personal foul on Dane Kuiper 37.0
  Defensive rebound by UNLV 40.0
Team Stats
Points 80 69
Field Goals 28-56 (50.0%) 23-55 (41.8%)
3-Pointers 6-13 (46.2%) 4-18 (22.2%)
Free Throws 18-21 (85.7%) 19-22 (86.4%)
Total Rebounds 34 29
Offensive 10 10
Defensive 20 17
Team 4 2
Assists 15 9
Steals 6 6
Blocks 1 2
Turnovers 10 11
Fouls 19 20
Technicals 0 1
25 PTS, 9 REB, 1 AST
14 PTS, 4 REB
12T
away team logo UNLV 9-6 354580
home team logo New Mexico 8-7 422769
Team Stats
away team logo UNLV 9-6 73.4 PPG 42.5 RPG 12.9 APG
home team logo New Mexico 8-7 76.3 PPG 40.6 RPG 13.9 APG
Key Players
1
K. Clyburn G 14.1 PPG 5.3 RPG 1.2 APG 43.5 FG%
2
V. Jackson G 13.1 PPG 7.0 RPG 2.7 APG 40.5 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Clyburn G 25 PTS 9 REB 1 AST
V. Jackson G 14 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
50.0 FG% 41.8
46.2 3PT FG% 22.2
85.7 FT% 86.4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Clyburn 25 9 1 8/13 2/2 7/7 1 35 1 0 2 2 7
N. Robotham 14 1 8 4/7 1/2 5/5 1 36 2 0 1 1 0
A. Hardy 12 2 3 4/8 1/2 3/5 2 29 1 0 1 0 2
J. Ntambwe 12 5 1 4/15 1/4 3/4 3 30 2 0 0 2 3
J. Tchamwa Tchatchoua 4 6 0 2/4 0/0 0/0 5 20 0 0 4 4 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Clyburn 25 9 1 8/13 2/2 7/7 1 35 1 0 2 2 7
N. Robotham 14 1 8 4/7 1/2 5/5 1 36 2 0 1 1 0
A. Hardy 12 2 3 4/8 1/2 3/5 2 29 1 0 1 0 2
J. Ntambwe 12 5 1 4/15 1/4 3/4 3 30 2 0 0 2 3
J. Tchamwa Tchatchoua 4 6 0 2/4 0/0 0/0 5 20 0 0 4 4 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Hamilton 9 1 0 4/5 1/2 0/0 3 12 0 1 1 1 0
C. Diong 4 3 0 2/3 0/0 0/0 0 13 0 0 0 0 3
N. Blair 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 9 0 0 0 0 2
B. Coupet Jr. 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. Beck 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 8 0 0 1 0 1
M. Coleman 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0
C. Dembele - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Sljivancanin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Juiston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Bangai - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Woodbury - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 30 15 28/56 6/13 18/21 19 200 6 1 10 10 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Manigault 13 5 0 4/6 0/0 5/6 3 30 3 1 1 2 3
C. Bragg 12 7 0 5/10 0/1 2/2 2 21 1 0 2 2 5
M. Maluach 12 2 3 3/8 2/4 4/4 3 33 0 0 1 0 2
A. Mathis 9 3 4 3/14 2/10 1/2 2 38 0 0 5 2 1
D. Kuiper 2 3 2 1/4 0/1 0/0 4 32 1 0 1 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Manigault 13 5 0 4/6 0/0 5/6 3 30 3 1 1 2 3
C. Bragg 12 7 0 5/10 0/1 2/2 2 21 1 0 2 2 5
M. Maluach 12 2 3 3/8 2/4 4/4 3 33 0 0 1 0 2
A. Mathis 9 3 4 3/14 2/10 1/2 2 38 0 0 5 2 1
D. Kuiper 2 3 2 1/4 0/1 0/0 4 32 1 0 1 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
V. Jackson 14 4 0 4/9 0/2 6/7 3 27 1 1 1 1 3
D. Drinnon 4 0 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
V. Pinchuk 3 3 0 1/2 0/0 1/1 3 8 0 0 0 2 1
K. Ezzeddine 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
J. Lyle - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Martin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. McGee - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Arroyo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Percy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Patterson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 69 27 9 23/55 4/18 19/22 20 200 6 2 11 10 17