Kurt Busch, who closed as a 28-1 long shot, helped bail out Las Vegas sports books, which would’ve taken a big hit had Chase Elliott won.
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The Rebels return to their home court Saturday to host in-state rival UNR in the second meeting between the two sides this season.
Alyssa Hanks scored 33 of her game-high 34 points after halftime to lead Round Mountain to a 74-70 double-overtime win over Eureka in the Class 1A girls state semifinals at Durango High.
Cody Williams’ goal with 1:33 remaining in regulation broke a 3-3 tie, and UNLV held off Metro State 4-3 Friday in the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s Division 2 West Regional.
Adelson School defeated West Wendover 57-56 in overtime to advance to the Class 2A boys state championship game at Cox Pavilion, where it will meet Agassi Prep.
Chuck O’Bannon scored 36 points, and Bishop Gorman rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final 1:40 to defeat Clark 62-58 for the Class 4A boys state title at Cox Pavilion.
Bryson Stott had three hits and three RBIs to back Alan Strong, who pitched 5 1/3 shutout innings Friday in host UNLV’s 6-1 baseball victory over Cal State Fullerton.
Centennial jumped on Bishop Manogue from the outset and capped its season in style with a record-setting 97-52 victory in the Class 4A girls basketball state title game at Cox Pavilion.
UNR assistant coach Dave Rice, UNLV’s head coach for 4½ years before being fired last season, will return to the Thomas & Mack Center when the Wolf Pack play the Rebels on Saturday.
Moapa Valley was unable to cool off Lowry’s outside shooters and dropped a 61-42 decision Friday in the semifinals of the Class 3A girls basketball state tournament at Cox Pavilion.