UNLV 78, Wyoming 50

Matt Shaw came off of the bench and tied his career-high with 16

points as UNLV ran past Wyoming 78-50 in Mountain West Conference

play on Wednesday night.

The Runnin’ Rebels (18-4,6-2) gave up a layup on the game’s

opening tip, but dominated action the rest of the way, leading by

as many as 30 in the second half.

Ryan Dermody led the Cowboys (9-13, 2-6) with 12 points.

UNLV took control early in the game and opened up a double-digit

lead on a pair of 3-pointers by Oscar Bellfield and baskets by

Justin Hawkins and Chace Stanback. The Rebels led 40-27 at


Trailing 52-29, the Cowboys scored eight straight to cut the

lead to 15, but could get no closer as UNLV outscored the Wyoming

26-13 the rest of the way.

UNLV dominated in the paint, outscoring Wyoming 32-16.