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FSM Recap: UNLV vs San Jose State – Game 28- 2023

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UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (18-10 / 11-5) | San Jose State Spartans (13-15 / 6-9)

 

It was UNLV vs San Jose State Saturday evening at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Runnin’ Rebels returned to the Thomas & Mack Center and never trailed in a 68-50 win over San Jose State.

 

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The UNLV men’s basketball team won its fourth straight game and ninth in its last ten outings with a 68-50 victory over San Jose State on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Dedan Thomas Jr. led all scorers with 18 points, while Luis Rodriguez scored 15 points for the Runnin’ Rebels. Kalib and Keylan Boone each recorded game-highs of 12 rebounds, while Rodriguez grabbed nine.

The Spartans were led by Alvaro Cardenas’ 17 points and Myron Amey Jr.’s eight rebounds.
UNLV held San Jose State to just 20% from the field (5 of 25) in the first half, including 2 of 12 (16.7%) on 3-pointers. The Runnin’ Rebels held a 33-18 lead at halftime.
It marked UNLV’s fourth regular-season sweep this season. The others are New Mexico, Fresno State, and Wyoming.
UNLV has made at least one 3-pointer in an NCAA record of 1,221 straight games.

 

UNLV vs San Jose State First Half:

 

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Kalib Boone got scoring going for UNLV with a slam dunk on a gray pass from Dedan Thomas Jr. The game remained relatively low scoring, with UNLV taking in 11 point lead, 13–2, after a Jackie Johnson III three-pointer with 12:11 remaining in the first half.

After a Trey Anderson three-pointer, San Jose State cut the lead to five points at 18–13. But Thomas came right back down and laid the ball in to push the lead back to seven points for UNLV at 20–13.

The lead got his highest 15 points with just over two minutes remaining in the first half after Isaiah Cottrell made a free throw attempt. After San Jose State made two free throws to cut the lead down to 13, at 31–18, Thomas made a jumper to push the lead back up to 15 and close out the first half with UNLV leading 33–18.

 

UNLV vs San Jose State 2nd Half:

 

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Much like the first half, the second half started slowly, with neither team scoring until the 17:55 mark, when Latrell Davis laid the ball in for San Jose State to make the lead 33–20. After a UNLV missed a layup, San Jose State came down, and Anderson slammed home another two points to cut the lead to 11 at 33-22. 

But UNLV went on a run and pushed their lead to as high as 20 after a Brooklyn Hicks three-pointer to make the score 46–26. The Runnin’ Rebels never looked back as they controlled the game and kept the lead to more than 11 points for the remainder.

UNLV had a 15-point lead, 50–35, with just under 10 minutes remaining in the game after  Keylan Boone knocked down a jumper. The lead got back to 22, 68–46, after a Louis Rodriguez three-pointer.

UNLV beat San Jose State 68-50 and secured a top-five finish in the Mountain West Conference.

 

UNLV will remain at the Thomas & Mack Center to host San Diego State on Tuesday, March 5th, at 8:00 p.m. Thanks for visiting FranchiseSportsMedia.com for your Las Vegas Sports news today.

 

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