UNLV outscores SJSU 13-4 over last four minutes, win 78-75 in first round action.
Rebels also move up to No. 24 in the country in publication's rankings after winning Collegiate Masters, which included seven of nation's top-10 ranked teams.
Bryce Dejean-Jones and Roscoe Smith also recognized by league as all-conference awards announced.
UNLV baseball returns to Las Vegas for a midweek game against West Virginia.
The Rebels begin the second week of spring ball with a full pad practice.
UNLV men's basketball team tied for third in Mountain West this season, will be No. 4 seed and play No. 5 Wyoming in quarterfinals of MW Tournament at Thomas & Mack Center.