UNLV beats W. Michigan 70-61

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LAS VEGAS (AP)—Wink Adams scored 18 points to lead UNLV past Western Michigan 70-61 on Sunday.

Rene Rougeau added 11 points and a game-high seven rebounds for UNLV (8-2), while Joe Darger and Brice Massamba each had eight points.

After being behind by as many as 13 points in the second half, Western Michigan cut its deficit to 65-59 with 1:53 to play with a 7-0 run, including a 3-pointer from Derek Drews. But UNLV made 5-of-6 foul shots in the final minute and kept Western Michigan from scoring until there were 13 seconds left.

UNLV led by eight points in the first half before Western Michigan rallied to tie the game at 23 with 2:30 to play in the half. But UNLV’s Oscar Bellfield and Darger hit consecutive 3-pointers and the Rebels closed the half on an 11-4 run.

Drews had a game-high 19 points to lead Western Michigan (2-8), while David Kool added 10.

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7-12,  19 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists
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5-7,  11 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists

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