Runnin' Rebels Race Past Lobos, 67-56|
Jan. 28, 2006
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Wendell White scored a career-high 16 points to lead UNLV over New Mexico 67-56 Saturday night.
White, a junior guard, went 8-of-10 from the field and the Rebels (11-8, 5-2 Mountain West Conference) used a 12-0 run to pull away late.
New Mexico (12-8, 3-4) did not score in the final 5:03.
JoVan Adams had 13 points and six rebounds for UNLV, while Louis Amundson added 12 points and 8 rebounds. The Rebels out-rebounded New Mexico 35-24.
After the Lobos took their first and only lead of the second half at 56-55 with 5:03 left, the Rebels took the lead for good on a White field goal with 4:23 left.
Curtis Terry and Jason Petrumoulx both hit 3-pointers in the next 2:10 to pull away.
David Chiotti led New Mexico with 13 points. Mark Walters added 11 points and 7 rebounds.
UNLV shot 26-of-50 (52 percent), while the Lobos were 22-of-53 (42 percent).
UNLVs bench outscored New Mexicos 24-10.
The game remained close in the first half with neither team grabbing more than a five-point advantage.
UNLV ended the half with an 11-4 run and led 37-32 at halftime.