UNLV's Wink Adams scored a season-high 25 points, including five 3-pointers in the second half, as the Runnin' Rebels pulled away in the second half for a 79-64 win over Arizona on Saturday.
For the game, Adams converted a career-high seven 3-pointers on
12 attempts. He also had five rebounds and two steals.
Sophomore guard Tre'Von Willis scored a career-high 19 points
and grabbed six rebounds and Rene Rougeau added 12 points and nine
rebounds for the Rebels (10-2), who outscored the Wildcats 16-2 to
turn a tight 40-36 lead into a comfortable 56-38 advantage.
Chase Budinger led the Wildcats (7-3) with 22 points and five
rebounds. Jordan Hill added 16 points and 13 rebounds for Arizona,
which next hosts Kansas on Tuesday night.
The Wildcats cut the lead to 58-46 with 8:34 to go, but got no
closer as Adams hit a 3-pointer and Willis hit two more, making it
67-48 with just over seven minutes left.
UNLV led most of the first half, taking the lead for good at
13-10. The Rebels had a 32-27 lead at halftime thanks to a
3-pointer by Adams with four seconds left before halftime.
The game drew 16,667 thanks in part to many Arizona fans who
made the trip to see their football team play in the Las Vegas Bowl
against BYU a few hours after the basketball game was played.
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