LAS VEGAS, NV – The Runnin’ Rebels’ shooting started off cold in last night’s conference matchup against New Mexico; then it got worse. UNLV shot 32% from the field in the first half including 1 for 11 from three-point range while missing ten free throws losing to the Lobos 68-56. Yet it was the second half accuracy – or lack of – that brought their overall shooting percentage down finishing the game hitting only 19 of their 60 attempts from the field.
By the time the buzzer sounded, most of the announced 13,701 in attendance were headed for the exits.
New Mexico senior shooting guard Kendall Williams scored 29 points in avenging last month’s loss to the Runnin’ Rebels at the Pit.
Last night’s loss effectively ends UNLV’s shot at winning the Mountain West Conference as they’ve now slipped to third, tied with Wyoming, a full four games behind San Diego State.
The Runnin’ Rebels are off to Boise State to take on the Broncos on Saturday night.