UNLV Runnin' Rebels Secure First Mountain West Win of the Season Against New Mexico Lobos

The UNLV Runnin' Rebels men's basketball team secured their first Mountain West win of the season in a game against the New Mexico Lobos. Despite being short-handed, UNLV demonstrated a strong performance, leading 40-38 at halftime and furthering their lead in the second half.

Keylan Boone's 3-pointers and a powerful one-handed dunk from junior forward Rob Whaley Jr. contributed to the team's 69-48 lead with 9:19 remaining. UNLV's victory was fueled by the outstanding performance of guard Bryce Hamilton, who scored a career-high 29 points. Freshman guard Dedan Thomas Jr. added 14 points and seven assists, while guard Luis Rodriguez contributed 13 points and eight rebounds.

The Rebels' proficiency in 3-point shooting, going 10-of-22, significantly impacted the game, with New Mexico only managing 2-of-11 from beyond the arc. Freshman forward JT Toppin and guard Jaelen House led the scoring for the Lobos with 16 points each.

UNLV's focused preparation in the lead-up to the game was evident in their cohesive performance. The Rebels' record now stands at 8-6 overall and 1-1 in the Mountain West conference, while the Lobos move to 13-3 overall and 1-2 in the conference. The victory underscores UNLV's resilience and determination in the face of adversity, setting a positive tone for the remainder of the season.

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