Scores

Final

Houston 73

(4-3, 1-2 away)

UNLV 83

(4-5, 4-1 home)

    10:30 PM ET, December 20, 2005

    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    HOU 31 4273
    UNLV 43 4083

    Top Performers

    Houston: O. Lafayette 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    UNLV: M. Umeh 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    UNLV 83, Houston 73

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Michael Umeh had a game-high 23 points and Jason Petrimoulx added 13 points Tuesday night to lead UNLV to an 83-73 victory over Houston.

    Trailing by 20 points, Houston made things interesting late, going on a 13-0 run and cutting its deficit to 69-62 with 3:54 to play.

    But UNLV (4-5) didn't miss a free throw in the final three minutes and hung on for its second win in seven games.

    The two teams combined for 55 fouls and UNLV was in the double bonus with 14:25 to play.

    The Rebels made 10 of 10 from the line over the final 2:58, taking advantage of 31 Houston fouls. They converted 29 of 44 foul shots in the game.

    Ricky Morgan and Curtis Terry added nine points apiece for the Rebels.

    Oliver Lafayette led Houston (4-3) with 18 points and Lanny Smith added 17.

    UNLV closed the first half with a 19-7 run, using a pair of 3-pointers from Petrimoulx and a crowd-inspiring dunk from Terry to break a 24-all tie and pull away over the final 5:33 of the half.

    The Rebels jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead, but the Cougars went on a 16-4 run to take a five-point lead with 13:42 to play in the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOU
    UNLV
    Points 73 83
    FG Made-Attempted 25-65 (.385) 23-43 (.535)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-26 (.346) 8-21 (.381)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-23 (.609) 29-44 (.659)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 31 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 20

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