Hutchison, Haney help Boise State beat UNLV 83-74

UNLV Rebels guard Kris Clyburn (1) shoots against the Boise State Broncos during the second period of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Richard Brian/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) Chandler Hutchison scored eight of his season-high 32 points in the final three minutes and Zach Haney had his first career double-double to help Boise State beat UNLV 83-74 on Saturday night for its sixth consecutive win.

Hutchinson was 13-of-18 shooting, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range, and Haney finished with 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds.

There were eight ties and 10 lead changes, and neither team led by more than five points, in the first half before UNLV (11-3, 0-1 Mountain West) took a 37-35 advantage into the break. Shakur Juiston scored six points in a row to give the Runnin’ Rebels a six-point lead early in the second half, but they missed their next 10 field-goal attempts and Boise State (12-2, 2-0) answered with a 23-4 run to take control. Hutchison scored nine points during that span, including a 3-pointer that capped the spurt and made it 60-47 with just more than 11 minutes to go.

Brandon McCoy’s jumper trimmed UNLV’s deficit to 73-67 with three minutes left, but Hutchison alone outscored the Rebels 8-7 from there to seal it.

Juiston finished with 25 points and Jordan Johnson scored 20 for UNLV. McCoy added 16 and 10 rebounds, giving the freshman 10 double-doubles in 14 career games.

Boise State improved to 8-7 all-time, and has won six of its last seven games, against the Rebels.

UNLV came in shooting 52.4 percent from the field, third best in Division I, but shot a season-low 40.3 percent (27 of 67) on Saturday, including 6 of 22 from 3-point range. Juiston and McCoy combined for 17-of-23 shooting while the other UNLV starters were 9-of-37 (24.3 percent).

The Broncos came in averaging 11.3 made 3s per game (No. 9 nationally), but hit a season-low tying five 3-pointers on 13 attempts against UNLV. Boise State, however, shot nearly 51 percent overall and outrebounded the Rebels 48-29. UNLV came in ranked No. 29 nationally in rebound margin (plus-7.9) and No. 4 in total rebounds per game (43.92).