Feb. 21, 1998
PROVO, Utah (AP) - Tyrone Nesby scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half as UNLV defeated Brigham Young 84-76 Saturday night.
Nesby scored seven of those points during a 12-4 run early in the second half. That's when UNLV (14-11 overall, 5-6 Western Athletic Conference) took the lead for good.
BYU (7-20, 2-10) led 37-36 after Ron Selleaze's 3-pointer with 19:31 left in the game.
Nesby started UNLV's run with a 3-pointer of his own. The Rebels led 48-41 on Mark Dickel's trey with 15:22 remaining.
UNLV scored 14 of its final 16 points from the free throw line. The Rebels, who were shooting 66 percent from the line for the season, hit 34-of-45 or 76 percent.
Dickel added 14 points while Kevin Simmons and Kaspars Kambala had 12 points each. Greedy Daniels added 11.
Selleaze led BYU with 31 points. Mekeli Wesley had 16 and Brian Hamilton 14.
UNLV led 31-22 after Donovan Stewart's tip-in with 3:01 left in the first half.
However, BYU finished the half with a 12-5 run to close within 36-34. Danny Bower and Hamilton each had two three-point baskets in that spurt.
UNLV had a 38-35 rebounding edge. Simmons led the Rebels with 11 while Selleaze had seven for the Cougars.