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Nevada falls short at UNLV
by Tribune Staff
Jan 29, 2013 | 1514 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels hit a few more shots and dominated the rebounding battle en route to a 66-54 Mountain West Conference home win over in-state rival Nevada in men's college basketball Tuesday night.

UNLV built a 34-27 halftime lead and held on. The Rebels never trailed in the second half, outscoring the visiting Pack 32-27 after the break in the first meeting between the two schools as conference foes in more than 20 years.

Khem Birch, Anthony Bennett and Bryce Dejean-Jones all scored in double figures for the Rebels, posting 14, 13 and 11 points respectively. Jerry Evans and Deonte Burton both scored 14 points to lead Nevada's scoring in a losing effort.

UNLV was 23-of-59 shooting while Nevada was 19-of-50. UNLV (17-4, 4-2) won the war on the boards 40-28.

Nevada fell to 11-9 overall and 2-4 in conference clashes. The Pack travels to New Mexico for a 5 p.m. game Saturday against the nationally ranked Lobos.

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