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FSM Recap: UNLV vs Wyoming – Game 27- 2023

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UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (17-10 / 10-5) | Wyoming Cowboys (13-15 / 6-9)


It was UNLV vs Wyoming on Tuesday evening at Arena-Auditorium. On Tuesday night, UNLV traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, and completed the regular-season sweep over Wyoming with a 75-69 overtime win.


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The UNLV men’s basketball team won its third game in a row and their eighth game in its last nine contests with a 75-69 overtime victory over Wyoming Tuesday night at the Arena-Auditorium.

Kalib Boone led the Runnin’ Rebels with a game-high 24 points and a season-high 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Dedan Thomas Jr. added 13 points, while Justin Webster contributed 11.

UNLV, which won its 10th Mountain West game of the season and owns a 6-2 road record in conference action, has moved into a tie for third place in the league standings.
Brendan Wenzel’s 20 points led Wyoming. Sam Griffin added 13, while Mason Walters scored 12. Cam Manyawu recorded ten rebounds.
In the overtime period, Boone was fouled going for an offensive rebound and made both free throws. Rob Whaley Jr. then leaped and turned in a SportsCenter Top-10 worthy dunk for an and-1 to give UNLV a 69-64 lead with two minutes to go. Boone was fouled again and increased the Runnin’ Rebels’ lead to 70-64 after two more free throws.
Brendan Wenzel made a corner 3-pointer to cut Wyoming’s deficit to three points, but Luis Rodriguez took a pass from Brooklyn Hicks before making what turned out to be the play of the game with an incredible behind-the-back pass to Boone, who threw down a game-sealing dunk.
UNLV has made at least one 3-pointer in an NCAA-record 1,220 straight games.


UNLV vs Wyoming First Half:


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Simply put, the first half of the UNLV vs Wyoming game was ugly. Both teams came out cold, and it was just ugly basketball throughout the entire first half.

Luis Rodriguez got UNLV on the board first after nailing a jumper inside the paint to make the score 2–0. Dedan Thomas Jr. drained a three-pointer to give UNLV a 5-2 lead with 16:57 in the first half.

Both teams finally reached double-digit points with 7:59 to go in the first half after Caden Powell made a layup for Wyoming. UNLV went on a 6-3 run after Jackie Johnson III, a three-pointer, to give the Runnin’ Rebels a 16-13 lead. Kalib Boone extended the lead to five points after he made his short jumper inside the paint.

Wyoming took a one-point lead after an Akuel Kot three-pointer, but Justin Webster came back and made a three-pointer of his own to give UNLV a two-point lead, 21–19. The final points of the first half came when Boone slammed home two points to make the score 23–19 at the half.


UNLV vs Wyoming 2nd Half & OT:


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UNLV came out on fire to start the second half and took a nine-point lead after Thomas Jr. made a short jumper in the paint to make the score 32–23. The Runnin’ Rebels started to extend their lead and got it up to 10 points after Boone made a short jumper to make the score 37–27.

But Wyoming cut the UNLV lead to just three points, 39–36, with 12:46 left in the game. UNLV and Wyoming kept exchanging points, but the Runnin’ Rebels got the lead back up to seven points, 49–42, after a massive three-pointer from Keylan Boone. 

With 2:24 remaining in regulation, Kalib Boone made a jumper to extend the lead to 55–50. But Wyoming kept hanging around. They finally tied the game up at 61 with six seconds remaining in the game. UNLV had a chance to take a final shot, but when the ball was thrown into Rob Whaley Jr. His foot was out of bounce, and the ball went back to the Cowboys. Sam Griffin missed the jumper, and we were headed to overtime.

UNLV took command of the game in OT. They held the Cowboys to eight points in the extra period. Thomas Jr. once again showed why his game is so special as he guided the Runnin’ Rebels in OT. UNLV also had a couple of highlight plays in OT, one by Whaley Jr., who slammed two points over a Wyoming defender; the other was a slam dunk from Kalib Boone after he received a grape behind the backpack from Rodriguez.

UNLV won their third straight game with a 75-69 victory over Wyoming. 


UNLV will be back at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, March 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. Thanks for visiting for your Las Vegas Sports news today.


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