LAS VEGAS — UNLV's Noah Robotham hit a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rebels a dramatic 92-90 overtime victory over BYU.
BYU's Jahshire Hardnett hit a driving layup to give the Cougars a 90-89 lead with 18 seconds left. Hardnett also gave the Cougars their first lead of the second half with 2:22 left.
Here are the main takeaways from Saturday's game:
Yoeli Childs was a beast
- The junior forward led the Cougars with a double-double, 25 points and 11 rebounds on 12 of 21 shooting. TJ Haws (19 points), Hardnett (19 points) and Zac Seljaas (10 points) also reached double figures.
3-point shooting. Two halves
- The Cougars trailed 17 at halftime after making just one 3-pointer. The Rebels built up their lead thanks to 9 of 16 3-point shooting before halftime. They made just 3-of-10 in the second half.
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- After UNLV's Joel Ntambwe hit two clutch free throws with 27 seconds left in the second half, BYU guard Seljaas's 3-pointer at the buzzer was just a bit long.
Foul trouble for Rebels
- UNLV's leading scorer Kris Clyburn scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting, but missed long stretches of the second half after picking up his fourth foul with 9:38 left in the game. He returned only to foul out soon after with 3:42 left.
Next 3 games for BYU:
- Saturday, Dec. 22, at San Diego State, 5 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 29, at Mississippi State, 10 a.m.
- Thursday, Jan. 3 at Pacific, 9 p.m.