UNLV pulls away late to post 99-78 win over New Mexico

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryce Hamilton came off the bench to put up 35 points and spark UNLV to a 99-78 win over New Mexico in a Mountain West Conference battle Saturday night.

Marvin Coleman became the first UNLV player to post a triple-double since Mark Dickel turned the trick in 1999, scoring 11 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and dishing 11 assists.

The Runnin’ Rebels led by three at intermission, 43-40, after Hamilton hit a jumper with :03 left to cap a 9-0 run. The Lobos pulled even at 47-47 with 17:23 remaining in the game. UNLV’s lead did not reach double digits until Nick Blair scored at the basket to make it 70-60 with 7:54 left.

Hamilton was 14 of 19 from the field and UNLV (11-9, 6-1) was 38 of 75 as a team (50.7%). Blair and Jonah Antonio each added 14 points and Amauri Hardy added 12.

Jaquan Lyle led New Mexico (15-5, 4-3) with 20 points. Corey Manigault added 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Vante Hendrix added 14 points and Makuach Maluach and Zane Martin added 12 and 10 points, respectively.