LAS VEGAS UNLV's Wink Adams had a game high 24 points and Joe Darger added 17 Saturday night as the Rebels never trailed in a 79-60 Mountain West Conference men's basketball victory against New Mexico.
The Rebels opened the game on a 21-5 run, including a stretch of 13 unanswered points. Corey Bailey and Adams each had six points in the outburst. They remained in first place in the Mountain West with their fifth straight league win.
UNLV (17-4, 6-1) opened the second half on an 8-2 run to extend a 20-point halftime advantage to 48-22. The Rebels led by at least 20 points until the final minute of the game when New Mexico scored the game's final seven points.
Matt Shaw had 13 points for UNLV, while Rene Rougeau added 11 and Curtis Terry had seven of the Rebels' 20 assists.
New Mexico (16-6, 3-4) committed 16 turnovers in the first half, including 10 in the opening eight minutes, as the Rebels led by as many as 22 points.
The Lobos were also limited to six field goals in the half. J.R. Giddens led the Lobos with 13 points and Roman Martinez added 10.
AIR FORCE 56, TCU 46: At Fort Worth, Texas, Tim Anderson scored 18 points and Matt Holland added 10 as Air Force beat TCU on Saturday night.
Anderson hit 4-of-10 3-pointers and Holland went 2-of-3 from long range in a game that featured 48 attempts from beyond the arc.
The Falcons (12-8, 4-3 Mountain West) hit on 47 percent of their 3-point attempts, while TCU (11-9, 3-4) missed badly most of the time. TCU's Brent Hackett missed 11 of his 12 3-pointers, and his Horned Frogs teammates also struggled as the team went 7-of-29 (24 percent).
The difference in shooting showed early. Air Force went up 28-20 at halftime after hitting 52 percent from the field, including 5-of-11 shooting on 3-point tries. The Horned Frogs missed 14 of their 18 3-point attempts in the half.
Kevin Langford led TCU with 11 points, and Keion Mitchem added 10.
Keith Maren scored nine points to lead an Air Force starting frontcourt that hit 11-of-16 from the field. Maren was 4-for-4.