<
>

UNLV 76, BYU 66

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Odartey Blankson scored 22 points to lead
UNLV past BYU 76-66 in the regular season finale Saturday for both
teams.

UNLV (15-12, 7-7 Mountain West) won six of its final seven games
and claimed the fourth seed in the Mountain West Conference
tournament next week. BYU (9-20, 3-11) dropped six of its final
seven and ended up with the seventh seed.

BYU led 37-33 at halftime, but the Rebels broke away in the
second half, holding the Cougars scoreless over seven minutes while
netting 18 unanswered points.

Michael Umeh scored 20 points for UNLV -- 15 of them in the
second half.

Mike Hall lead the Cougars with 22 points, while Jared Jensen
scored 12 and Austin Ainge chipped in 10 points.