UNLV 84, Fresno State 71

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -Junior guard Rene Rougeau scored a career-high 19 points to lead UNLV to an 84-71 victory over Fresno State on Saturday night.

Rougeau was 8-of-11 from the field, 5-of-6 from the free-throw line, and had five rebounds.

Joe Darger added 17 points and six rebounds for the Rebels (7-2), and Curtis Terry added 15. Wink Adams had 14 points, which included 5-of-6 from the free-throw line.

After the Bulldogs scored the game’s first two points, the Rebels scored the next 10. UNLV never trailed again, eventually opening a 23-5 lead, which never got below 13 points the rest of the way.

Kevin Bell led Fresno State (5-4) with 17 points. Hector Hernandez had 16 points, while Eddie Miller added 15. The game was played at the Orleans Arena because the Rebels’ home court at the Thomas & Mack Arena is hosting the National Rodeo Finals.

The Rebels were 12-of-13 from the free-throw line. They were also out-rebounded 41-36.

UNLV led 52-25 at halftime. In the half, the Rebels were 20-of-38 (54 percent) from the field, while the Bulldogs were 9-of-30 (30 percent).

The Rebels built their biggest lead at 71-42 with 13:04 left in the game.

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H. Hernandez H. Hernandez
6-9,  16 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists
R. Rougeau R. Rougeau
8-11,  19 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists

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