LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Wink Adams scored 27 points and Wendell White
had 21 points and 10 rebounds Saturday night as UNLV snapped BYU's
seven game winning streak with an 83-75 victory.
UNLV (15-4, 2-2 Mountain West Conference) trailed by five early
in the second half before going on an 18-6 run to take a 54-47 lead
with 11:45 to play.White had five points in the outburst and Curtis Terry added a
3-pointer.Adams scored 19 points in the second half, capped by a layup
with 3:25 to play that gave the Rebels their biggest lead of the
game, 72-56.Adams also helped the Rebels rally from a double-digit deficit
in the first half, hitting a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left for a
36-34 lead.UNLV scored 11 of the half's last 13 points.Gaston Essengue and Corey Bailey had 10 points apiece for the
Rebels, who improved to 10-1 at home.BYU (12-5, 2-1) led by as many as 11 points, using a 3-pointer
from Lee Cummard to take its biggest lead of the game, 25-14 with
7:37 to play in the first half.Cummard led the Cougars with 18 points, Keena Young added 16 and
Trent Plaisted added 13.