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UNLV goes for sweep of Utah State

Game day

What: UNLV (6-6, 3-2) vs. Utah State (12-5, 9-2)

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Thomas & Mack Center

TV: Fox Sports 1

Radio: KWWN (1100 AM, 100.9 FM)

Line: Utah State -6, total 136 ½

About UNLV: The surging Rebels have won five straight, including Monday’s 59-56 edging of the Aggies. UNLV has been dominant defensively during the winning streak, allowing an average of 47 points per game with their opponents shooting 28.7 percent from the floor and 21.2 percent from 3-point range.

About Utah State: The Aggies won their first nine Mountain West games but have lost their last two. Center Neemias Queta had eight points, 11 rebounds and six blocks, but the Rebels kept him from getting the ball in positions where he could easily score or facilitate for his teammates. Utah State was 5-for-22 from 3-point range (22.7 percent), well below its season average of 33.7 percent.

Contact Jason Orts at jorts@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2936. Follow @SportsWithOrts on Twitter.

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