Winning Shot Reversed As UNLV Falls
BOISE, Idaho – A dramatic game-winning shot by Deville Smith in overtime was waived off after two video reviews. With 3.4 seconds remaining in the extra frame and UNLV trailing 91-90, Smith connected on a shot at the buzzer that was initially ruled good. After getting two looks at the video replay, referee Randy McCall called both coaches to the scorer’s table to let them know the shot wouldn’t count.
The Runnin’ Rebels blew a 9-point lead with just over four minutes remaining in regulation but missed six free throws near the end that allowed the Broncos to stay close and eventually tie the game at 78.
Smith led UNLV with 22 points but missed a last-second shot that would have given his team the win in regulation.
The Runnin’ Rebels, now 8-6 in the Mountain West, 17-10 overall have dropped three of their last five and return to the Thomas & Mack Center Wednesday night against Colorado State.