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Adams, UNLV Drop San Diego State, 68-61

Gaston Essengue defends San Diego State guard Brandon Heath as he dishes a pass off during the first half at the Thomas & Mack Center Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Sam Morris)

Gaston Essengue defends San Diego State guard Brandon Heath as he dishes a pass off during the first half at the Thomas & Mack Center Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Sam Morris)

Jan. 24, 2007

Final Stats

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Wink Adams scored a game-high 20 points, all in the second half, to lead UNLV past San Diego State 68-61 in a Mountain West Conference game Tuesday night.

Adams shot 6-of-8 from the field, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range, in the second half for UNLV (17-4, 4-2 Mountain West Conference). Gaston Essengue had 10 points and five rebounds while Joel Anthony added nine points and eight rebounds for the Rebels.

Brandon Heath led San Diego State (13-7, 2-4) with 20 points. Lorrenzo Wade scored 11 points and 11 rebounds and Jerome Habel added nine points and seven rebounds for the Aztecs.

After San Diego State led 25-23 at the break, the lead changed seven times.

UNLV eventually took the lead for good on Marcus Lawrence's 3-pointer with 14:05 left, 36-34. That was the start of a 17-3 run, giving the Rebels their largest lead at 50-37. The Aztecs cut the lead to 59-55 with 2:03 left, but came no closer.

The Rebels shot 23-of-64 for 36 percent from the field. The Aztecs shot 27-of-60 for 45 percent.

The Rebels were without seniors Kevin Kruger and Wendell White because of injuries.

 

 

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