The Rebels sprinted to a 37-28 halftime advantage, but the Wildcats rallied in the second half to tie it at 50-50 after Payten Ricks drained a 3 with 10:09 remaining. UNLV's Vitaliy Shibel answered with a layup that started a nine-point run to go up 59-50. The Rebels had a 10-0 run to close out the game.
UNLV shot 54% from the floor (27 of 50) while limiting the Wildcats to 22-of-59 shooting (37%).
The Wildcats play Champion Christian College on Thursday. UNLV will host Texas State on Wednesday.
Queta, Merrill help Utah State beat San Jose State 96-54
Mitchell shimmies after and-1
San Diego State's Matt Mitchell drives down the lane, finishes the and-1 layup and shows off with a shimmy.
Jolly scores 13 to lead SMU's sweep of Memphis 58-53
Tyson Jolly scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, leading SMU to a 58-53 win over Memphis on Tuesday night, the Mustangs' ninth consecutive home victory.
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|Sam Houston State||11-7||5.5||18-11|