Runnin’ Rebels improve to 5-1 in Mountain West with 74-58 win over New Mexico

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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.

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.

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