UNLV went into overtime for the fourth time this season, but after three prior losses, the Rebels defeated Fresno State 81-80 on Wednesday in Fresno, Calif.
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.
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.
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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.
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.