UNLV 65, SAN DIEGO 60 — Rene Rougeau had a blocked shot, a deflection that led to a steal and made two key free throws in the final two minutes as the Rebels survived a scare from the depleted Toreros in the season opener for both teams.
Wink Adams had 19 points for UNLV, but it was fellow senior Rougeau who stole the spotlight late in the game.
With the Rebels clinging to a one-point lead, Rougeau blocked a Rob Jones shot inside, then made a pair of free throws on the other end.
The Toreros then inbounded the ball against UNLV’s press, but Rougeau slapped it to Oscar Bellfield.
Bellfield, a true freshman, added 13 points in his first collegiate game.Audio slide show
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