UNLV 78, Houston 62

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HOUSTON (AP)—Wink Adams’ 17 points led four UNLV players in double digits as the Runnin’ Rebels beat Houston 78-62 on Saturday night.

The Runnin’ Rebels (13-2) never trailed after taking an early 12-11 lead and built as much as a 22-point advantage in the second half. UNLV won its ninth straight.

Houston was plagued by poor shooting. The Cougars made just 3-of-24 attempts from 3-point range and 9-of-33 overall from the field in the opening half.

For the game, Houston (5-6) sank just 5 of 36 3-pointers.

Wendell White added 14 points for the Rebels while Gaston Essengue scored 11. Oliver Lafayette led Houston with 16 points, and Dion Dowell added 14.

The Rebels built a 34-26 halftime lead.

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