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UNLV Edges Boise State In 73-69 Comeback Win

Kevin Olekaibe scored 18 points in Saturday's win, including the go-ahead 3-pointer.

Kevin Olekaibe scored 18 points in Saturday's win, including the go-ahead 3-pointer.

Feb. 01, 2014

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kevin Olekaibe scored 18 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, to lift UNLV to a 73-69 comeback win over Boise State on Saturday night.

Trailing most of the game, UNLV (15-7, 6-3 Mountain West) used a 17-2 run in the final minutes to erase an 11-point deficit and slip past Boise State for the win. Olekaibe sank the go-ahead trey to make it 71-69 with 20 seconds left, and Bryce Dejean-Jones sank a pair of free throws to pad the lead.

Khem Birch contributed 15 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, had six blocks and was 7-of-9 from the free-throw line, while Dejean-Jones added 11 points for the Runnin' Rebels, who now have won four straight games.

Both teams shot comparably from the field but UNLV made 17 more free throws than Boise State did.

Derrick Marks led the Broncos (15-7, 5-4) with 22 points, and Ryan Watkins added 11 and 12 rebounds.

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