Elijah Mitrou-Long and Bryce Hamilton each scored 17 points as UNLV defeated New Mexico 78-73 on Saturday, handing the Lobos their second home loss of the season.
The top five teams receive first-day byes in next month’s Mountain West tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV is sixth going into Saturday’s game at New Mexico.
UNLV junior forward Donnie Tillman strained a knee in Wednesday’s 82-79 overtime loss to UNR. He was averaging 10.1 points and 4.7 rebounds.
Jalen Harris’ jumper with 1:21 left in overtime gave UNR the lead for good as the Wolf Pack defeated UNLV 82-79 on Wednesday night.
UNR has beaten UNLV in eight of the past 10 meetings. The teams meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
In his previous three games before Saturday, UNLV junior guard Amauri Hardy shot 6 of 24 while totaling 16 points. He scored a team-high 18 against Fresno State.
Marvin Coleman banked in a 15-foot jumper with 0.08 seconds left to give UNLV a 68-67 victory over Fresno State on Saturday at the Thomas Mack Center.
Nate Grimes and Orlando Robinson lead Fresno State in scoring, and both are from Las Vegas. The Bulldogs visit UNLV on Saturday.
Former UNLV men’s basketball coach Marvin Menzies sold his Southern Highlands home for $1.15 million on Friday, according to public property records.
Neemias Queta scored 21 points and Sam Merrill had 20 to rally Utah State to a 69-54 victory over UNLV on Wednesday night in Logan, Utah.