The Rebels trailed 58-48 with a minute left in regulation, but forced overtime, 60-60, on Elijah Mitrou-Long’s 3-pointer with one second left. Mitrou-Long scored 29 points.
UNLV plays at Cincinnati on Saturday, beginning a trip that also includes games at Fresno State and against Brigham Young in Salt Lake City.
UNLV used a 16-point run late in the second half to pull away and defeat Jackson State on Tuesday at the Thomas Mack Center. Amauri Hardy led the Rebels with 20 points.
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UNLV plays Jackson State at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Rebels are trying to bounce back from a series of close losses.
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UNLV rallied to within two points with 5:16 remaining after trailing the entire second half, but failed to catch Southern Methodist, which responded with an 8-1 run.
UNLV plays Southern Methodist at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Rebels face one of the country’s top offensive rebounding teams in SMU.
UNLV coach T.J. Otzelberger said the school cooperated with the NCAA regarding Joel Ntambwe’s waiver request to play this season at Texas Tech, but indicated the evidence didn’t support a claim.
UNLV made only 34.7 percent of its shots and went especially cold down the stretch by scoring only six points over about a nine-minute stretch.