No. 21 UNLV beats UTEP 62-60

  • Associated Press
  • December 17, 2012 - 10:09 PM

EL PASO, Texas - Bryce DeJean-Jones scored 12 points and Anthony Marshall added 11 for No. 21 UNLV in a 62-60 victory over UTEP on Monday night.

Jaques Streeter scored with 27 seconds left to UNLV's lead to two points. DeJean-Jones had an opportunity to make it a two-possession game but missed two free throws with 15 seconds left.

Konner Tucker had a last-second opportunity for the Miners after taking an inbounds pass from the far sideline for a 3-point attempt which bounced up and off the rim.

Katin Reinhardt scored 10 points for UNLV (9-1), which had a 17-2 run in the first half and still led by as many as 15 points in the second half before the Miners started their closing run. Anthony Bennett added 10 points — nine in the second half — for UNLV.

Julian Washburn had 13 points and Tucker, playing in his first game at UTEP, added 12.

UNLV shot 44.9 percent from the field and made 10 of 18 free throws, seven in the second half. The Runnin' Rebels were 8 for 17 from 3-point range, hitting six in the first half.

Momentum shifted toward UTEP after an altercation near the UNLV bench. After officials reviewed tape, DeJean-Jones was assessed a dead-ball technical with 10:05 left in the game. C.J. Cooper missed the free throw and UNLV held the big lead for another couple of minutes before UTEP slowly worked the deficit down thanks to a clutch 3 from John Bohannon before the shot-clock buzzer and free throws from Streeter and Tucker down the stretch.

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