UNLV Falls At Nevada, Reno 76-72
March 09, 2014
Cole Huff drilled a jumper with 33 seconds left to play as UNR erased a 17-point second deficit and knocked off UNLV, 76-72 Saturday night to claim the No. 3 seed and a first-round bye in next week's Mountain West Conference tournament.
The win gave the Wolf Pack a season sweep of UNLV.
Kevin Olekaibe's jumper with 16:13 left in the game gave UNLV a 17-point lead, 54-37.
UNR (15-16, 10-8 Mountain West) scored the next 11 points, fueled by 3-pointers by Huff and Deonte Burton.
Deville Smith hit a 3 for UNLV (19-12, 10-8), but Huff and Burton both drilled 3s for the Wolf Pack and when Huff added a jumper with 10:35 left, Nevada, Reno trailed by just one, 57-56.
Burton and Huff finished with 24 and 22 points, respectively.
UNLV's Khem Birch had his 17th double-double of the season with 15 points, a career-high 22 rebounds and four blocked shots.