Nevill leads Utah over UNLV

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP)—Luke Nevill had 19 points and 13 rebounds and Utah held off a late run by UNLV in a 70-60 win Wednesday, extending the Utes’ winning streak to eight in a row.

The Utes (20-7, 11-2 Mountain West) let a 15-point lead slip to two points with less than three minutes remaining, but Luka Drca ended a long scoring drought with a 3-pointer for the Utes and followed it with two free throws with 2:12 left to play and Utah led comfortably the rest of the way.

Shaun Green scored 12 and Tyler Kepkay and Lawrence Borha added 11 points each for Utah, which ended a three-game losing streak to UNLV (20-8, 8-6).

Rene Rougeau had 19 points to lead the Rebels, who were outrebounded 38-24 and couldn’t take advantage of Utah’s 20 turnovers.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 UNLV
Rene Rougeau Rene Rougeau
8-17,  19 Pts
4 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Utah
Luke Nevill Luke Nevill
6-11,  19 Pts
13 Rebs, 2 Assists

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