Nevada Beats UNLV for First Time Since 2005

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LAS VEGAS - The Wolf Pack basketball team ended an eight-game losing streak to UNLV on Wednesday night, beating the Rebels 74-71 for their first win in the series since 2005.

Deonte Burton led the way for the Pack, scoring a game-high 29 points. Nevada broke the game open near the end of the first half, going on a 22-2 run that extended into the second half.

Michael Perez added 18 points and seven rebounds for the Pack, while A.J. West nearly had a double-double with 11 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots.

The win evens up the Wolf Pack's record at 8-8 overall, and keeps them in first place in the Mountain West with a 3-0 conference mark.

UNLV (10-6, 1-2) was led by Bryce Dejean-Jones' 15 points. Roscoe Smith added 13 points and 15 rebounds in the loss.

Nevada hosts Utah State (11-3, 1-1) on Saturday night. Tip off is scheduled for 5:05pm at Lawlor Events Center.