Brigham Young took control early by making almost 70 percent of its 3-pointers in the first half, and the Cougars rolled past UNLV on Saturday in Salt Lake City.
UNLV plays at Fresno State at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a rare Mountain West December game. The Rebels have gone through a series of dry scoring spells this season.
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.
UNLV blew out to a 57-16 halftime lead and went on to beat West Coast Baptist 112-54 in an exhibition Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
New UNLV coach T.J. Otzelberger didn’t face the massive turnover that previous coach Marvin Menzies experienced in 2016.
Dearica Hamby missed a potential game-tying corner 3-pointer Tuesday night, and the Aces fell 94-90 to the Washington Mystics in Game 4 of the WNBA semifinals.
UNLV had its first official practice Tuesday under coach T.J. Otzelberger. He ran a fast-paced workout.
The Washington Mystics defeated the Aces on Thursday at Sports and Entertainment Arena to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five playoff series. Game 3 is Sunday in Las Vegas.
The Aces on Sunday clinched the franchise’s first playoff berth since 2014 with a 100-85 road win over the Chicago Sky at Wintrust Arena.
Dearica Hamby had 23 points and 16 rebounds to lead Las Vegas (17-9).