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UNLV’s Joel Ntambwe named Mountain West player of the week

Updated December 17, 2018 - 10:04 am

UNLV freshman forward Joel Ntambwe was named Mountain West player of the week.

He scored 22 points and had 11 rebounds in the Rebels’ 92-90 victory over Brigham Young on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena. It was Ntambwe’s first double-double.

His two free throws with 27 seconds left sent the game into overtime at 83-83.

Ntambwe is the first Rebel to win the weekly honor this season, and he ended a three-week stretch of honorees by UNR players.

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