UNLV Takes Down Utah State, 73-62
 
Kevin Olekaibe scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half at Utah State.
Kevin Olekaibe scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half at Utah State.
 
 
 

Feb. 15, 2014

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Kevin Olekaibe scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half, Bryce Dejean-Jones added 17 and Khem Birch had 11 points, 12 rebounds and nine blocks to give UNLV a 73-62 victory over Utah State on Saturday.

The nine blocks was a career-high for Birch as he helped the Runnin' Rebels (17-8, 8-4 Mountain West Conference) to their eighth league win of the season.

Utah State (15-10, 5-8) was led by Jarred Shaw with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Trailing by two at halftime, UNLV shot 6-for-6 to open the second half and took its largest lead of the game to that point, 43-36, with 16:25 to play. A 3-point shot by USU's Jalen Moore would tie the game at 45, but behind three layups by Roscoe Smith and Dejean-Jones, UNLV stretched the lead to 50-59 with 6:50 left.

Olekaibe hit his third 3-pointer of the game with 3:07 to play to give UNLV a 66-58 lead and the Runnin' Rebels made four free throws and two breakaway layups in the final minutes to seal the win.


 

 

 
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