Wink Adams scored a game-high 22 points to lead UNLV over BYU 75-74 as the Rebels held off a late Cougars run Saturday night.
Adams hit five free throws in the final 1:02 of the game after
BYU trailed 67-55 with 3:16 left. He also had seven rebounds and
five assists in front of UNLVs first sellout since 1993.
Also for the Rebels (20-7, 8-5), senior guard Mareceo Rutledge
scored a career high 13 points. Rene Rougeau had 12 points and five
rebounds, while TreVon Willis added 10 points and eight rebounds
for the Rebels.
Lee Cummard led BYU (20-6, 8-4) with 20 points and seven
rebounds. Jonathan Tavernari added 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Tavernari was 5-of-9 from 3-point range. Jimmer Fredette added 13
points, while Chris Miles had 10 for the Cougars, who came in
winners of five straight.