UNLV Runnin' Rebels Men's Basketball Team Earns Victory Over New Mexico

Las Vegas, NV - The UNLV Runnin' Rebels men's basketball team secured a crucial victory over New Mexico, with Kalib Boone scoring a career-high 29 points to lead the team to an 83-73 win. The game, which took place on January 10, 2024, marked the first Mountain West Conference victory for the team.

Key Players

  • Kalib Boone: Boone, who transferred after playing four seasons at Oklahoma State, sank 11 of 16 shots and 7 of 8 free throws for the Runnin' Rebels (8-6, 1-1 Mountain West Conference).
  • Keylan Boone: A twin brother of Kalib Boone, Keylan Boone played his first three seasons for the Cowboys before playing for Pacific last season. He totaled 17 points and five assists in the game.
  • Dedan Thomas Jr.: A freshman guard who contributed 14 points and seven assists to the team's effort.
  • Luis Rodriguez: Rodriguez finished with 13 points, eight rebounds, and four steals.
  • JT Toppin: A freshman forward who had 16 points and six rebounds.
  • Jaelen House: House scored 16 points with six assists to pace the Lobos (13-3, 1-2).

Highlights

This victory marks a significant milestone for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels men's basketball team, as it claims their first Mountain West win of the season.

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