The Rebels sprinted to a 37-28 halftime advantage, but the Wildcats rallied in the second half to tie it at 50-50 after Payten Ricks drained a 3 with 10:09 remaining. UNLV's Vitaliy Shibel answered with a layup that started a nine-point run to go up 59-50. The Rebels had a 10-0 run to close out the game.
UNLV shot 54% from the floor (27 of 50) while limiting the Wildcats to 22-of-59 shooting (37%).
The Wildcats play Champion Christian College on Thursday. UNLV will host Texas State on Wednesday.
Keion Brooks Jr. returning for sophomore season at Kentucky
Forward Keion Brooks Jr., who made six starts last season for Kentucky, said he will return for his sophomore season and not enter the NBA draft.
Ex-Bruins great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives 900 safety goggles to UCLA
Former UCLA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar donated 900 pairs of safety goggles to UCLA Health on Tuesday.
Dayton's Obi Toppin wins Wooden Award to complete sweep
Dayton Flyers forward Obi Toppin capped his magical sophomore season Tuesday, when he was announced as the winner of the John R. Wooden Award over Iowa's Luka Garza. Toppin also won the Naismith and Associated Press national player of the year awards.
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