PROVO, Utah -- Mike Rose scored a career-high 27 points and tied his own school record with eight 3-pointers to lead Brigham Young past UNLV (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today, unranked AP) 90-63 on Saturday.
BYU (17-6, 7-2 Mountain West) extended its home winning streak to 28 games with a school record 15 3-pointers. Rose's eight 3-pointers tied his own school record set in 2003 against Southern Utah, when the Cougars set the previous school mark of 14 from beyond the arc.The Cougars shot 57 percent from the field for the game and 68 percent from beyond the 3-point line while the Rebels (19-5, 6-3) struggled at 36 percent from the field. BYU also won the rebounding battle 38-30 and ended UNLV's five-game winning streak.Austin Ainge finished with 17 points and Trent Plaisted had 11 points and nine rebounds for BYU.Wink Adams led the Rebels with 14 points. Joel Anthony scored 12 and Wendell White added 11 points for UNLV.UNLV was within two at 18-16 with 12:23 left in the first half when Rose hit three consecutive 3-pointers during a 23-8 run that left BYU up by 17 with 5:48 remaining in the half.With the Cougars up 49-34 at halftime, Ainge scored eight in a 12-2 run to start the half and pushed the lead to 61-36 with 14:15 remaining. The Rebels were never closer than 19 points the rest of the game.