UNLV almost rallied all the way down from 14 points Saturday, but a late steal preserved Illinois’ 77-74 victory at State Farm Center. Joel Ntambwe led the Rebels with 18 points.
No. 4 Canyon Springs smothered Green Valley in the first eight minutes to secure a 22-6 lead and remained unbeaten with a 65-44 road victory.
Returnee Anthony Hunter scored 30 points, and Durango survived a stretch with both starting guards on the bench with foul trouble to defeat visiting Desert Oasis, 71-61.
Guard Amauri Hardy originally committed to Oklahoma State, but found a new home in UNLV when coach Brad Underwood left for Illinois. The Rebels visit the Illini at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Clark senior forward Ian Alexander was awarded a full academic scholarship Monday to Northwestern through participation in QuestBridge — a nonprofit organization that “connects the nation’s brightest low-income students to America’s best universities and opportunities.”
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Bishop Gorman opened the game with a 15-2 run and withstood a late rally to secure a 56-44 road victory over the Grizzlies, who knocked the Gaels out of the region playoffs last season.
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