LAS VEGAS Wink Adams scored 23 points to lead UNLV to a 68-51 victory over Colorado State on Saturday, giving head coach Lon Kruger his 400th career win.
Adams also had six assists and five rebounds to help lead the Rebels (18-5, 7-2 Mountain West). Rene Rougeau pitched in with 17 points and six rebounds.
It was Kruger's second attempt at win No. 400 as UNLV lost Wednesday at the University of Utah, 81-73. Kruger now has an overall record of 400-272 in 22 seasons.
"Anytime you win, it feels great," Kruger said. "A lot of people share in this. We've had good teams. We like what this team is doing."
Kruger, who is in his fourth season as UNLV's coach, has an overall record of 82-39 with the Rebels. He took UNLV to a Sweet 16 appearance a year ago with a 30-7 record.
"It's a big deal," Adams said of Kruger's win. "He never hyped it up. We knew about it when we were going to Utah. We had to make it special for him today."
Prior to his stint in Las Vegas, he coached in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks (2000-03) and was an assistant to the New York Knicks ('03-'04). Before the NBA, he spent 18 seasons as a head coach at Pan American (1982-86), Kansas State (1986-90), Florida (1990-96), and Illinois (1996-2000). Kruger guided the 1993-94 Florida Gators to the NCAA Final Four.
Marcus Walker led Colorado State (6-17, 0-9) with a game-high 24 points.
UNLV never trailed in the game, jumping to an 8-0 lead. The Rams later cut the lead to 20-16, but the Rebels went on an 11-0 run to end the half with Adams scoring eight of those 11. UNLV's lead never went below 15 points in the second half and the team built their largest lead at 58-32 with 10:36 left.
The Rams lost their 11th straight game dating back to Dec. 29 and haven't won a road game this season.
TCU 68, SAN DIEGO STATE 62: At Fort Worth, Texas, Henry Salter scored 18 points, including two free throws in the final seconds, as TCU held off San Diego State on Saturday to break a four-game losing streak.
Salter's jumper and layup keyed a 10-2 run that broke a 25-25 halftime lead and gave TCU (12-10, 4-5 Mountain West) the lead for good.
But San Diego State (16-7, 6-3) pulled to within 62-60 on Kelvin Davis' 3-pointer with 40 seconds left. After TCU hit two free throws, Davis scored on a layup to cut the deficit to 64-62. Then Salter made two free throws and Jason Ebie added two more with 3 seconds left.
Kevin Langford scored 15 points and Ryan Wall had 11 for TCU, which shot 54 percent from the field in the second half to 44 percent for the Aztecs.
Ryan Amoroso scored 20 to lead the Aztecs, and Davis added 15. Their leading scorer this season, Lorrenzo Wade, was held to 8 points on 2-of-13 shooting from the field.
San Diego State was without starting forward Kyle Spain, who was suspended indefinitely Friday for an unspecified violation of team policy.
NEW MEXICO 100 WYOMING 55: At Albuquerque, N.M., J.R. Giddens scored 21 of his career-high 36 points in a lopsided first half as New Mexico walloped Wyoming on Saturday night.
Giddens, who was 15-of-24 from the field, also had 11 rebounds and six steals as the Lobos completed a season sweep of the Cowboys for the first time since 1994.
Chad Toppert added 18 points making five 3-pointers for New Mexico, which reached 100 points for the first time this season.
It also marked the first time that Wyoming (9-3, 2-7) has given up 100 points this season.
Brad Jones had 13 points to pace the Cowboys, who trailed 50-34 at halftime.
Giddens scored seven points in an 18-2 run midway through the first half that gave the Lobos a 29-9 lead. A 13-0 run midway through the second half made it 76-46 and the Lobos coasted in.