LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Wendell White scored a career-high 16 points to
lead UNLV over New Mexico 67-56 Saturday night.
White, a junior guard, went 8-of-10 from the field and the
Rebels (11-8, 5-2 Mountain West Conference) used a 12-0 run to pull
away late.New Mexico (12-8, 3-4) did not score in the final 5:03.JoVan Adams had 13 points and six rebounds for UNLV, while Louis
Amundson added 12 points and 8 rebounds. The Rebels out-rebounded
New Mexico 35-24.After the Lobos took their first and only lead of the second
half at 56-55 with 5:03 left, the Rebels took the lead for good on
a White field goal with 4:23 left.Curtis Terry and Jason Petrumoulx both hit 3-pointers in the
next 2:10 to pull away.David Chiotti led New Mexico with 13 points. Mark Walters added
11 points and 7 rebounds.UNLV shot 26-of-50 (52 percent), while the Lobos were 22-of-53
(42 percent).UNLVs bench outscored New Mexicos 24-10.The game remained close in the first half with neither team
grabbing more than a five-point advantage.UNLV ended the half with an 11-4 run and led 37-32 at halftime.