LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- J.K. Edwards tied a career high with 21
points on 9-of-9 shooting along with 10 rebounds and seven blocks
to lead UNLV past New Mexico 89-80.
UNLV (11-6, 2-3 Mountain West Conference) shot 59 percent from
the field as a team on 29-of-49 attempts.Romel Beck scored a team-high 22 points, while Odartey Blankson
added 21 points. Jerel Blassingame added 13 points.New Mexico's Javin Tindall led all scorers and tied a
career-high with 27 points, and making nine 3-pointers in 11
attempts.David Chiotti added 19 points for the Lobos, who out-rebounded
UNLV 37-28.New Mexico (11-7, 2-3) trailed 50-34 at halftime, but made a run
in the second half.The Lobos cut the Rebels' lead to 55-50 with 14:54 to go, but
got no closer.UNLV built its largest lead, 45-25, with 3:02 until halftime,
after a 24-6 run.The Rebels shot 7-of-10 from 3-point range in the half and were
18-of-25 from the field.Tindall was 5-for-5 in the first half from 3-point range and the
Lobos as a team went 6-for-12.The Rebels finished the game 9-of-19 from 3-point range for 47
percent, while the Lobos were 14-of-30 for 47 percent.