Birch nabs double-double, UNLV drops Wyoming 65-42

ROB BLACK (Associated Press)
The Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Khem Birch scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds to lead a balanced attack for UNLV which rolled to a 65-42 win over Wyoming on Saturday night.

Bryce Dejean-Jones and Mike Moser scored 11 points apiece and Katin Reinhardt chipped in with 10 for UNLV (21-7, 8-5 Mountain West), which never trailed.

Derek Cooke Jr. scored a career-high 15 points and had nine rebounds to lead Wyoming (18-9, 4-9).

Reinhardt drilled a pair of 3-pointers and Moser had five points in the first eight-plus minutes as UNLV raced to a 19-7 lead. The margin reached 28-10 after Savon Goodman hit a lay-up and a free throw at the 4:13 mark of the first half. By intermission, the Runnin' Rebels were up 32-12. The lead didn't shrink below 17 after that.

The largest lead was 64-37 after a lay-up by Dejean-Jones with just over 2 minutes remaining.

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