The Runnin Rebels basketball team continued their conference dominance with a big victory over the New Mexico Lobos tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV junior forward Nick Blair scored a career-high 26 points to lead the Runnin’ Rebels to a 74-58 win over New Mexico on Tuesday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.
With the victory, the Runnin’ Rebels (11-7, 5-1) recorded a season sweep of the Lobos for the first time since the 2010-11 season.
#UNLVmbb improves to 5-1 in @mountainwest play with a 74-58 win and season-sweep over @UNMLoboMBB 🏀 THANK YOU FANS for being so LOUD at the @ThomasAndMack tonight! ➡️ Next: Saturday at @Aztec_MBB #BEaREBEL pic.twitter.com/RoVtc2ztPM— UNLV Men’s Basketball (@TheRunninRebels) January 23, 2019
Three other UNLV players scored in double figures: senior guard Kris Clyburn (14), senior guard Noah Robotham (11) and sophomore guard Amauri Hardy (10). Robotham dished out a career-high nine assists.
New Mexico (9-10, 3-4) was led by Vance Jackson’s 16 points. Carlton Bragg contributed a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.