UNLV vs. BYU - Viva Las Vegas

By Lara Boyko - March 10, 2007


When it was all said and done, their fans rushed the floor, the players stood on top of the officials table and after numerous requests for the fans to leave the floor, nobody listened and nobody cared. Instead, all is well in Sin City tonight as UNLV pulled off the second upset of the day here at the Thomas & Mack Center, 78-70.

The Rebels did not take their first lead of the game until 5:33 in the second half and it was only by one, but it was their ability to hold onto this lead even when BYU came to within three at 1:55 to go that made all of the difference.

Leading the way for this scrappy UNLV team that never game up was Michael Umeh with 18 points and seven rebounds. He was followed by Wink Adams with 15 points and Gaston Essengue

On the other end, the Cougars just couldn't get momentum to swing back in their direction. BYU's Keena Young led all scores with 34 points and was followed by Lee Cummard with 13. BYU’s big man on the board was Cummard who finished with a double-double from 13 rebounds.

With this win, UNLV rides high on a seven game win streak into the NCAA tournament with the automatic bid. In addition, the Rebels claim their 10th conference tournament title.

That’s it from Vegas!

Posted by Lara Boyko at 08:53 PM on March 10, 2007
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