Tyrell Green and Christian Jones each recorded double-doubles.
Jovan Mooring scores 15 points to lead UNLV, which trailed by as many as 20.
Four Runnin' Rebels scored in double figures in the loss.
Jalen Poyser finished with a career-high 20 points on the night.
Jalen Poyser scores 21 points with five rebounds and five steals for UNLV against New Mexico Highlands on Friday night.
SDSU 77, UNLV 64 February 19, 2017
USATSI Gallery - New Mexico @ UNLV
Jan. 28, 2017
Jan. 21, 2017
USATSI Gallery - San Diego State @ UNLV
Jones enters his first season in the Runnin’ Rebel program in 2016-17 ... Transferred to UNLV from St. John's ... As a graduate transfer, eligible to play this season for the Runnin' Rebels as a senior.
JUNIOR (2015-16 - ST. JOHN'S)
Played in all 32 of St. John's games and made 19 starts ... Averaged 8.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting from the field ... Also averaged 5.2 rebounds per game and had 17 blocked shots ... Posted three double-doubles and scored in double figures on 13 occasions, including a career-high 29 points against Marquette in the Big East Tournament ... Played in an average of 25.2 minutes per contest over the course of the season.
SOPHOMORE (2014-15 - ST. JOHN'S)
Made 20 appearances off the bench … Shot 52.6 percent from the field … Scored a season-high eight points against Franklin Pierce … Matched a then-career-high with six rebounds in 17 minutes against Fordham.
REDSHIRT (2013-14 - ST. JOHN'S)
Used the 2013-14 season as a redshirt year.
FRESHMAN (2012-13 - ST. JOHN'S)
Appeared in 24 games, including seven starts ... Shot 45.2 percent (28 of 62) from the floor ... Scored a then-career-high 10 points on 5 of 9 shooting and grabbed a then-career-high six rebounds against then-No. 15/17 Marquette ... Started and finished with eight points, three assists, one rebound, one block and one steal against Detroit (Nov. 13) in his collegiate debut.
Played one postgraduate season for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. ... Averaged 12.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game ... Helped his IMG squad post a 28-2 record in 2011-12 ... One of eight IMG student-athletes that season to receive scholarships at NCAA Division I programs ... Coached at IMG Academy by Loren Jackson ... A 2011 graduate of James Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas ... Earned team MVP honors as a senior in 2010-11 ... Averaged 15.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest that season ... Local legend grew after throwing down four dunks in a game against high school rival, Sam Houston ... Coached by Allen Gratts at JBHS ... Earned three varsity letters ... Played summer basketball for Team Texas.
Christian Dion Jones was born July 6, 1993, in Dallas, Texas ... Working toward his master's degree in special education ... Son of Craig and Phyllis Jones ... Has two sisters: Chelsi (28) and Cali (10), and one brother: Cooper (8) ... His dad played football at Tulsa.