No. 21 UNLV stops Boise State streak, wins 75-58

OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Published:

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Chace Stanback scored 19 points, reserve Justin Hawkins added 13 and No. 21 UNLV beat Boise State 75-58 on Wednesday night, ending the Broncos' three-game winning streak.

The win stopped a two-game skid for the Runnin' Rebels (23-6, 6-4 Mountain West), who are undefeated in 14 games at home this season.

It was Stanback's best scoring performance since a 21-point game against TCU in mid-January, and his best shooting since New Year's Eve at Hawaii. He had 11 points in the first half, including eight straight to give the Rebels an eight-point lead 6 minutes into the game.

UNLV took an 11-point lead at halftime and pulled away on consecutive 3-pointers from Hawkins roughly 8 minutes into the second half.

The Rebels took a 66-43 lead when Quintrell Thomas dunked a missed layup by Hawkins with just over 8 minutes left in the game.

The Rebels shot 49.1 percent (27 of 55) after shooting 31 percent in their last game, a 20-point loss at New Mexico last week. The Rebels shot 61.5 percent in the first half on Wednesday night, making two more field goals in the half than they did during the entire game against the Lobos.

Anthony Drmic and Thomas Bropleh both had nine points for Boise State (13-13, 3-8).

Boise State shot just 35.7 percent, at times clearly stifled by UNLV's defense. The Broncos had a shot clock violation on their second possession, and twice over the next 5 minutes waited until the shot clock had 1 second left before throwing up desperate shots that didn't fall.

Boise State had 14 turnovers and eight assists.

Anthony Marshall had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, his fourth this season. He added five of UNLV's 19 assists. The Rebels were second in the NCAA heading into the game with 18.4 assists per game.

The win put the Rebels one game behind first-place New Mexico in the Mountain West with three games to go in the regular season.

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