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Blair scores career-high 26, UNLV beats New Mexico 74-58

LAS VEGAS (AP) Nick Blair scored a career-high 26 points to lead UNLV to a 74-58 victory over New Mexico on Tuesday night for its fourth straight win at home.

UNLV (11-7, 5-1 Mountain West) rebounded from a 106-88 loss at Air Force last Wednesday with consecutive double-digit wins. The Rebels routed San Jose State 94-56 in their last outing, and are 5-1 in conference play for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

Blair was 9 of 14 from the field with four 3-pointers. Kris Clyburn added 14 points for UNLV. Noah Robotham had 11 points and Amauri Hardy added 10.

Vance Jackson scored 16 points for New Mexico (9-10, 3-4), which has lost four of its last five games including an 80-69 defeat at home to the Rebels on January 8. Carlton Bragg and Keith McGee chipped in with 12 points apiece. Bragg had a game-high 12 rebounds.

The Rebels took the lead for good with about seven minutes left in the first half, closing on a 21-9 run for a 39-27 halftime advantage. New Mexico cut the deficit to eight points twice early in the second half but didn't get closer.

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Key Players
V. Jackson
S. Juiston
10 F
29.0 Min. Per Game 29.0
10.8 Pts. Per Game 10.8
2.0 Ast. Per Game 2.0
8.8 Reb. Per Game 8.8
42.6 Field Goal % 44.3
36.1 Three Point % 30.8
60.0 Free Throw % 57.1
  Shot clock violation turnover on UNLV 5.0
+ 3 Keith McGee made 3-pt. jump shot 35.0
+ 3 Nick Blair made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Amauri Hardy 40.0
  Defensive rebound by Kris Clyburn 1:08
  Vance Jackson missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:10
  Defensive rebound by Carlton Bragg 1:21
  Amauri Hardy missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:21
  Amauri Hardy missed 1st of 2 free throws 1:21
  Shooting foul on Carlton Bragg 1:21
  Offensive rebound by Kris Clyburn 1:45
  Amauri Hardy missed jump shot 1:47
Team Stats
Points 58 74
Field Goals 22-62 (35.5%) 25-57 (43.9%)
3-Pointers 6-23 (26.1%) 14-25 (56.0%)
Free Throws 8-15 (53.3%) 10-23 (43.5%)
Total Rebounds 42 41
Offensive 14 11
Defensive 26 26
Team 2 4
Assists 6 16
Steals 7 4
Blocks 4 4
Turnovers 14 10
Fouls 20 15
Technicals 1 0
16 PTS, 8 REB, 1 AST
26 PTS, 6 REB
12T
away team logo New Mexico 9-10 273158
home team logo UNLV 11-7 393574
Team Stats
away team logo New Mexico 9-10 76.3 PPG 40.6 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo UNLV 11-7 73.4 PPG 42.5 RPG 12.9 APG
Key Players
2
V. Jackson G 13.1 PPG 7.0 RPG 2.7 APG 40.5 FG%
20
N. Blair F 6.3 PPG 5.3 RPG 1.0 APG 41.0 FG%
Top Scorers
V. Jackson G 16 PTS 8 REB 1 AST
N. Blair F 26 PTS 6 REB 0 AST
35.5 FG% 43.9
26.1 3PT FG% 56.0
53.3 FT% 43.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
V. Jackson 16 8 1 6/17 2/8 2/3 2 29 3 0 4 1 7
C. Bragg 12 12 2 5/10 0/0 2/4 4 28 1 1 2 5 7
A. Mathis 8 2 0 3/6 2/5 0/1 2 36 1 0 3 1 1
D. Kuiper 0 2 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 5 21 1 0 2 0 2
M. Maluach 0 3 0 0/6 0/2 0/2 1 22 0 1 1 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
V. Jackson 16 8 1 6/17 2/8 2/3 2 29 3 0 4 1 7
C. Bragg 12 12 2 5/10 0/0 2/4 4 28 1 1 2 5 7
A. Mathis 8 2 0 3/6 2/5 0/1 2 36 1 0 3 1 1
D. Kuiper 0 2 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 5 21 1 0 2 0 2
M. Maluach 0 3 0 0/6 0/2 0/2 1 22 0 1 1 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. McGee 12 1 0 5/12 2/5 0/0 2 23 1 1 0 0 1
C. Manigault 8 4 1 3/6 0/0 2/3 2 22 0 0 0 2 2
V. Pinchuk 2 8 1 0/2 0/0 2/2 2 12 0 1 2 5 3
T. Percy 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
J. Lyle - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Martin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Arroyo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Drinnon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Patterson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 58 40 6 22/62 6/23 8/15 20 200 7 4 14 14 26
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Clyburn 14 5 1 5/10 3/4 1/2 3 36 0 0 3 2 3
N. Robotham 11 0 9 4/9 3/4 0/2 1 36 2 0 3 0 0
A. Hardy 10 6 6 3/12 2/6 2/6 1 33 0 0 2 1 5
J. Ntambwe 5 11 0 1/4 1/3 2/4 4 34 1 1 0 2 9
J. Tchamwa Tchatchoua 3 3 0 1/2 0/0 1/2 2 12 0 1 0 2 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Clyburn 14 5 1 5/10 3/4 1/2 3 36 0 0 3 2 3
N. Robotham 11 0 9 4/9 3/4 0/2 1 36 2 0 3 0 0
A. Hardy 10 6 6 3/12 2/6 2/6 1 33 0 0 2 1 5
J. Ntambwe 5 11 0 1/4 1/3 2/4 4 34 1 1 0 2 9
J. Tchamwa Tchatchoua 3 3 0 1/2 0/0 1/2 2 12 0 1 0 2 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Blair 26 6 0 9/14 4/6 4/6 2 29 0 1 1 3 3
T. Woodbury 5 2 0 2/4 1/1 0/0 1 12 1 1 0 0 2
T. Beck 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 1 5 0 0 1 0 0
B. Hamilton 0 4 0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0 3 0 0 0 1 3
B. Coupet Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Dembele - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Sljivancanin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Juiston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Diong - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Coleman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Bangai - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 74 37 16 25/57 14/25 10/23 15 200 4 4 10 11 26