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UNLV Falls At Nevada, Reno 76-72

March 09, 2014

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Both Deville Smith and Jelan Kendrick finished with 16 points for UNLV, but it wasn't enough to outlast a comeback from Nevada, Reno.

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.



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