UNLV Falls on the Road to BYU
Feb. 16, 2008
PROVO, Utah (AP) -Trent Plaisted scored a game-high 22 points and Lee Cummard added 18 to lead Brigham Young to a 74-48 win over UNLV on Saturday.
The lopsided win helped the Cougars avenge a 70-41 loss at UNLV (19-6, 8-3 Mountain West) earlier in the season and also gave the Cougars a slight cushion at the top of the Mountain West Conference standings.
The win by BYU (20-5, 9-1) pushes its home court winning streak to 44 games.
In the first half, BYU jumped out to an early lead and then used an 11-0 run to take a 26-13 lead with 6:38 remaining in the opening half. Cummard's old-fashioned 3-point play with less than a second remaining in the first half pushed the lead to 39-23 at the break.
Late in the game, BYU used a 12-0 run, including eight straight by Plaisted, to lead by as many as 29.
The Cougars held the Rebels' leading scorer, Wink Adams, to 2-of-14 shooting for nine points, seven below his season average. UNLV shot only 29 percent from the field compared to BYU's 47 percent.
BYU dominated down low, outscoring the Rebels 42-26 in the paint.
The Marriott Center was packed with 22,580 in attendance.